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THE-NEWBERRY LIBRARY- 




November 10, J 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



Chicago, Illinois 



Regular Meeting, November 10, 1902. 



' OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, November 14, 1902. 



Present— His Honor, the Mayor and Aid. 
Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, Young, 
Mayor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cullerton, 
Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, 
Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, 
Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roaeh/ Powers, 
Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehemann, 
Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Keuster, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rector, 
Ruxton, Race and Hunter. 

Absent — Aid. Friestedt, Brennan, Conlon, 
Palmer, Williston and Decker. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the minutes of 



the regular meeting held October a 20, 
1902, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his re- 
port of releases from the House ef Correc- 
tion for the three weeks ending November 8, 
1902, which was 

Placed on file 



ALSO, 

The following communication : 



Mayor's Office, 
November 10th, 



1902. 



To the Honorable^ the City Council: 

Q Gentlemen —I transmit herewith a com- 
munication from the City Eleetrician fixing a 
scale of prices to be paid to the eity for the 
privilege of erecting and maintaining electric 
signs, and would respectfully suggest its. 









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reference to an appropriate committee of 
your Honorable Body. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 



Which was 
License. 



Department of Electricity | 
Chicago, Not. 10th, 1902. \ 

Hon. Garter H Harrison, Mayor of Chicago, 

City Hall: 

Dear Sir— In compliance with your re- 
quest I have investigated the matter pertain- 
ing to charges for eleetrie signs extending 
over sidewalks, and submit herewith a dia- 
gram showing a standard sized sign, ten feet 
long and two feet wide, which is recom- 
mended and for which a charge of ten dollars 
per year should be made to cover the cost of 
inspection fees and rental of space occupied. 
For signs greater than ten feet in length and 
additional eharge of five dolLars for each foot 
or less is recommended. For each additional 
foot in width over the -two- feet allowed as a 
standard, it is recommended that a charge of 
fifteen dollars per foot be added. 

The erection of signs wider than two feet 
should be discouraged for the reason that 
wide sisrns hide from view narrower ones that 
are erected in front of other places. W hen 
these signs reach an extreme width © from 
five to eight feet it is difficult to institute 
rules covering the safe erection of them on 
aeeount of the difficulty in estimating what 
the effect of wind storms will be where so 
much surface is exposed, consequently fre- 
quent inspections are absolutely necessary t© 
ensure that no fatal accident shall occur. 
The city is at present subject to an expense 
of nearly $200.00 per month for the inspection 
of signs and the fees at present charged are 
nominal and do not cover the first cost of 
inspection. Yours truly, 

Edward B. Ellicott, 
City Electrician. 





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referred to the Committee on 



ALSO, 



The following communicatiou: 

Mayor's Office, ) 

November 10th, 1902. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a com- 
munication from the Superintendent of the 
House of Correction regarding an additional 
appropriation for the maintenance of his in- 
stitution, and would respectfully suggest its 
reference to your Committee on Finance for 
immediate action. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



^Standard size. 



House of Correction, ) 

Chicago, November 6th, 1902. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council, Chicago: 

Gentlemen— The Board of Inspectors of 
the House of Correction respectfully call 
attention to the fact that the appropriation 
for maintenance of the Institution is nearly 
exhausted, and that we will require ttie sum 
of $18,000 in order to meet our obligations 
for the balanceo fthe year. 

The extensive changes made in the John 
Worthy School— the erection of a new cell 
house to relieve the crowded condition of the 
main institution — the hospital addition for 
delirium tremens cases— an average increase 
of 110 per day in our population over last 
year, and the advanced cost of living, have 
made a heavy drain on our funds. 

Our earnings for the year were estimated 
at $90,000, but will amount to about $20,000 
more, notwithstanding which fact we find, 
for the reasons above stated, that we are 
crippled in our resources the matter of 
caring for the increased population and in- 
creased cost of living is mandatory with us 
and not of our choice. 

Very respectfully yours. 
Gegrge Mason, 

Chairman. 

John Simon. 
George Duddleston. 



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Which was^referred to the Committee >n 
Finance. A -_ ^ 

ZZZ CZD also. CDCZD '— *" 
UTheD following communication (together 
with an ordinance) : ' "*•* SHW "~~~"l frjjg 



f* Mayor's Office, *i ) 
^November 10th, 1902. J 

To Me Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— On the 22nd day of Septem- 
ber, A. D. 1902, an ordinance was passed at 
my request establishing hack stand No. 13, 
providing for a hack stand 35 feet in length 
just north of the main entrance of the 
Union Railway station on Canal street in the 
City of Chicago. 

The Pennsylvania Company filed. a bill in 
the United States Court asking for an in- 
junction against the use of the stand, and it 
appears by the evidence that the north 15 
feet of the stand as established interferes 
with one of the entrances to -the Union sta- 
tion. 

To meet this objection an ordinance has 
been drawn whieh I submit herewith and re- 
spectfully ask your Honorable Body to pass 
without the customary reference to com- 
mittee. 

Respectfully 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved the passage of the or- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays— None. 



The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance heretofore 
passed on the twenty-second day of Septem- 
ber, A. D. 1902, establishing hack stand No. 
13. is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. That any duly licensed hack, 
coach or cab while waiting for employment 
may 6tand at the following place: 

Stand No. 13: On the eest side of Canal 
street, in the City of Chicago, commencing 
at a point one hundred and nineteen (119) 
feet north of the building line on the north 
line of Adams street and thence running 
north twenty-one (21) feet. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after the date of its passage. 



The following communication (together 
with two ordinances:) 

Mayor's Office, j 

November 10th, 1902. j 

To the Honorable the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

I herewith transmit to you two ordinances, 
the same being for new assessments to pay 
the unpaid balance of the cost of curbing, 
grading and paving Warren avenue, from 
Homan avenue to a point ninety-eight (98) 
feet east of the east line of Fall street, and 
Ogden avenue, from Warren avenue to the 
railway right-of-way n in West 12th street. 
The. dificiencies in said assessments were 
caused by adverse decisions of the Supreme 
Court after the work had been eompleted and 
accepted by the city. 

I would, therefore, recommend the immedi- 
ate passage of the said ordinances. 

Very truly yours, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved the passage of the 
ordinance for a new assessment to pay the 
unpaid balance of the cost of curbing, grad- 
ing and paving Warren avenue, from Homan 



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avenue to a point 98 feet east of the east line 
of Fall street. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snew, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moevtel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilt'uss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Melnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays— None. 

Aid. Foreman moved the passage of the 
ordinance for a new assessment to pay the 
unpaid balance of the cost of curbing, grad- 
ing and paving Ogden avenue, from Warren 
avenue to railroad right of way in West 12th 
street. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, rRaymer, Hart, 
Carey, Melnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Navs— None. 



The bond of Walter H. Wilson and Hiram 
R. McCuilough under ordinance passed Octo- 
ber 20, 1902, vacating the alley on Prairie 
avenue, 131 feet south of 26th street; also 
the bond of the South Chicago City Railway 
Company under ordinance passed October 20, 
1902, for tracks in Madison avenue, 66th 



street, Madison court and 67th street, which 
were 

Placed on file. 



ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, I 

November 10th, 1902. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council-. 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a com- 
munication and resolution from the Chicago 
Live Stock Exchange in regard to the in- 
stallation of a pneumatic tube mail service 
in the City of Chicago and Stock Yard dis- 
trict and would suggest its reference to an 
appropriate committee of your Honorable 
Body. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Union Stock Yards, ) 
Chicago, 111., November 5th, 1902. j 

Honorable Carter E. Harrison, Mayor, Chi- 
cago, 111: 

Dear Sir— I have the honor on behalf of 
this Exchange to hand you herewith a copy 
of resolutions adopted by this Exchange 
which are self-explanatory. 

Very respectfully, 

C. W. Baker, 

Secretary. 



Whereas, Prompt and efficient handling 
of mail matter is a question of vital import- 
ance to the business interests of the City of 
Chieago and particularly to the business of 
the Union Stock Yards of that city, the very 
nature of which demands promptness and 
dispatch; and, 

Whereas, Congress, with a view of ex- 
pediting the handling of mail matter by mod- 
ern methods, has generously made an appro- 
priation for the maintenance of a pneumatic 
tube mail service in the City of Chicago; and, 

Whereas, The importance of the mail 
service of the Stock Yard district, as shown 
by the immense business done by its postal 
station, which during the past year handled 



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about twenty-five million pieces of mail and 
received one hundred and seventy-five thou- 
sand dollars from the sale of stamps, was 
evidently fully appreciated by the postoffice 
department when it provided that a direct 
tube line to that station be included in the 
first installation of such a system in the City 
of Chicago; and, 

Whereas, The installation of a pneumatic 
tube mail service connecting the Stock Yard 
and intermediate stations with the general 
postoffice and railway depots will prove of 
incalculable benefit to the business interests 
of the entire city ; and, 

Whereas, The postoffice department has 
awarded a contract to the Illinois Pneumatic 
Service Company to install a pneumatic tube 
mail service in the City of Chicago, and the 
said company is now ready to make such in- 
stallation as soon as the requisite permission 
and authority is obtained from the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Chicago Live Stock Ex- 
change, representing the business community 
of the Union Stock Yards, respectfully call 
the attention of the members of the City 
Council to the great importance of the early 
inauguration of pneumatic tube mail service 
in the City of Chicago, and strongly favor 
granting the Illinois Pneumatic Service Com- 
pany permission and authority to install such 
service in accordance with the ordinance now 
pending in the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago; and be it further 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions 
be tran mitted to His Honor, the Mayor and 
President of the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago, with the request that they be 
presented and read at the session thereof to 
be held Monday, November the tenth, A. D. 

1902. 

The Board of Directors op the Chicago 
Live Stock Exchange. 

By Levi B. Doud, 

President. 
Attest: C. W. Baker, 

(seal) Secretary. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 



Mayor's Office, ) 

November 10th, 1902. J 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— By virtue of the authority 
conferred upon me I hereby appoint Edward 
Simon as bridge tender of the Wells street 
bridge vice J&cob Tholl removed and respect- 
fully ask the concurrence of your Honorable 
Body. 

Respectfully, 
Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Doubek moved to concur in the ap- 
pointment. 

The motion prevailed. 



The official bond of Edward Simon as 
bridgetender at Wells street in the penal sum 
of 110.000, with George P. Sehert and Barbara 
Kosche as sureties. 

Aid. Doubek. moved the approval of the 
bond. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Rage, Hunter— 63. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ) 

November 10th, 1902. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen— By virtue of the authority 
conferred upon me, I hereby appeint Stanley 
Lewandewski as Bailiff' of the Fourth Dis- 
trict Police Court, vice John Biniak removed 



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and respectfully ask the concurrence of your 
Honorable Body. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved -to concur in the ap- 
pointment, 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of Stanley Lewandowski 
as Police Court Bailiff in the penal sum of 
$10,000, .with Felix Kolish and Michael Kol- 
assa as sureties. 

Aid. Foreman moved the approval of the 
bond. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, MDynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foueek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel,Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Melnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — None. 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, } 

November 10th, 1902. i 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting directing the 
City Electrician to erect electric lights on 
Leavitt street, from Chicago avenue to North 
avenue, and on Hoyne avenue, from Chi- 
cago avenue to North avenue, for the reason 
that there are no funds available for this 
purpose. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 



Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be 
passed, the veto of His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 

The City Comptroller submitted the fol- 
lowing communication: 

Department of Finance, ) 
Chicago, Oct. 27, 1902. j 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen, 
in City Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen— On June 25, 1900, the City 
Council granted permission to the Stockham 
Manufacturing Company to maintain a switch 
track in 46th avenue, near Grand avenue, 
Cragin, for which the city was to receive 
$50.00 per year compensation. The city, 
however, has been unable to collect the com- 
pensation owing to the track never having 
been laid. I would therefore recommend 
that this ordinance be repealed. 

Very respectfully, 

L. E. McGann, 

Comptroller. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

The City Comptroller submitted duplicate 
pay rolls for the month of October, 1902, 
which were 

Placed on file. 

The Board of Education submitted a re- 
quest for a school site at the southwest 
corner of Throop and 60th streets; also a re- 
quest for a school site adjoining the Glad- 
stone School, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The City Electrician submitted the]follow- 
ing communication : 

Department of Electricity, ) 
Chicago, November 7th, 1«02. j 

To the Honorable, the Mayor aad City Coun- 
cil, City Hall: 

Gentlemen — I herewith enclose a propo- 



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sition from the Elmes Engineering Works 
for the furnishing complete of one new low- 
pressure cylinder for Engine No. 2 at the 
Halsted street electric light plant for the 
sum of $1,400.00. The old cylinder was dam- 
aged in a recent i accident -and requires re- 
placement with a new one. 

It was a matter of emergency and the Pur- 
chasing Department does not care to issue 
requisition for it on account of its exceeding 
the statutory limit of $500.00. 

Under the circumstances will your Hon- 
orable Body please pass the accompanying 
order authorizing the work to be done at the 
price named? 

Yours -truly, 

Edward B. Ellicott, 

City Electrician. 

Aid. Mavor moved the passage of the order 
submitted by the Ciity El ctrician. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed; 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to ac- 
cept, without advertising, a proposition from 
the Elmes Engineering Works for the fur- 
nishing complete of one new low pressure 
cylinder for Engine No. 2 at the Halsted 
Street Electric Light Plant, for the sum of 
fourteen hundred ($1,400.00) dollars. 

The Clerk presented the acceptances by the 
B. & O. R. R. Co., the 1. C. R. R. Co., the 
South Chicago R. R. Co., the N. Y. C. & St, 



L. R. R. Co., the Pennsylvania Co. as lessee 
of the P., Ft. W. & C. Ry. Co., and the L. S. 
& M. S. Ry. Co. of the track elevation ordi- 
nance of September 29, 1902. Also the bond 
of the C. & N. W. Ry. Co. under track ele- 
vation ordinance of June 23, July 7 and Sep- 
tember 22, 1902. Also the bond of John W. 
and Jas. W. Hedenberg under switch track 
ordinance of September 22, 1902. Also the 
bond of Joseph D. Shawshansky under team 
scale ordinance of September 29, 1902, which 
were 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the claims of A. L. 
Stone and Mrs. Ronen for rebate of water 
taxes, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Clerk presented an ordinance regulat- 
ing vaccination in the public sehools, which 
was 

After debate, referred to the Committee on 
Health Department. 

The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted the following communication: 

Department oe Fublic Works, ) 
Chicago, November 6, 1902. f 

Ron. Wm. Loeffler, City Clerk* 

Dear Sir— Replying to yours of the 10th 
ultimo, I beg to submit herewith report of 
the Superintendent of Maps in the matter of 
verification of petition of property-owners 
along Milwaukee avenue in favor of the 
Chicago, Milwaukee Avenue and Inland 
Lakes Company. 

Very respectfully, 

F. W. Blocki, 

Commissioner. 



Department of Public Works, 
Bureau op Maps. 
Chicago, October 3i 



ic Works, 1 

APS. > 

list, 1902. ) 



Eon. F. W. Blocki , Commissioner of Public 
Works : 

Dear Sir— The following is a report on 
petition of the Chicago, Milwaukee Avenue 
and Inland Lakes Traction Company, asking 
permission to lay and operate a double track 
on Milwaukee avenue, from the intersection 



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of.Lawrenee' avenue to the north line of the 
city limits of the City of Chicago. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Chas. J. Buhmann, 

Supt. 21 ap Department. 

First Mile. 

Feet. 

Total property frontage 8,146.5 

Majority of which is 4,073.5 

Total frontage signed 3,327.13 

Second Mile. 

Feet. 

Total property frontage 9,611.04 

Majority of which is 4,806 

Total frontage signed 4,271.66 

Third Fractional Mile. 

Feet. 

Total property f rootage 6,660.00 

Majority of which is 3,330.50 

Total frontage signed 5,210.00 

Total property frontage 24,418.00 

Majority of which is 12,209.50 

Total frontage signed 12,808.79 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Department of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, Isovember 10, 1902. ) 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City 
Council i 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith for your 
information reports of engineers in charge 
of Intercepting Sewers showing expenditures 
for the month endiog October 31, 1902, to- 
gether with statement of work done. 

Very respectfully, 

F. W. Blocki, 

Commissioner. 



Department of Public Works, 
Bureau of Sewers 
November 10, 1902 



sis, j 
02.) 



Mr. F. W. Blocki, Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Dear Sir — I transmit herewith report of 
W. A. Shaw, Assistant Engineer in charge 



of Section G, intercepting sewers, and re- 
port of Guy Miltimore, Assistant Engineer in 
charge of Section H, Intercepting Sewers, 
showing expenditures for the month ending 
October 31, 1902, together with statement of 
work done. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Wm. S. MacHarg, 

Coimdting Engineer. 



Department of Public Works. ) 

Bureau of Sewers. > 

November 6, 1902. ) 

Mr. Wm. 8. MacHarg, Consulting Engineer: 

Dear Sir— I hereby submit the following 
report of money expended and progress 
made on Section G, Intercepting Sewers, for 
the month ending October 31, 1902: 

riant. 

Tools, machinery and labor to 

September 30, 1902 $31,089 41 

Tools, machinery, etc. for October'02 251 44 

Total to October 31, 1902 131,340 85 

Construction. 

Material and labor to September 30, 

1902 $301,267 13 

Labor for October, 1902 14,179 9S 

Material lor October, 1902 9,854 28 

Total to October 31, 1902 8325.301 39 

li( capitulation. 

Plant $ 31,340 S5 

Construction 325,H01 39 

Injuries 1 ,038 12 

Grand total $357,6S0 36 

On tbe evening of October 31, 1902, there 
was completed 7,836 feet of conduit and 
8,344 feet of trench sheet piled. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. Shaw, 

Assist a n t Engineer. 



Department of Public Works, 
Bureau of Sewers 

November S 



IKS, ) 

;s, . \ 
. 1902. 



Mr. Wm. S. MacHarg. Consulting Engineer: 

Dear Sir— Herewith please find report of 
work done and money expended on Section 



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fl902 



H, Intercepting Sewers, up to October 31, 
1902. 

Plaid. 
Tools, machinery and labor to 

Sep'ember30, 1902 $ 33,206 97 

Tools for October, 1902 898 08 

Labor for October, 1902 257 78 

Total % 34,362 83 

Construction. 
Material and labor to September 

30, 1902 $ 187,298 01 

Material for October, 1902 7,593 40 

Labor for October, 1902 17,400 00 

Total % 212,291 41 

Recapitulation. 

Plant S 34,3(52 83 

Construction 212,29141 

Grand total % 246,654 24 

On October 31, 1902, there was completed 

4470 feet of 14)4 foot sewer and 13^ foot 

sewer. 
3008 feet of 1££ foot sewer. 
5138 feet of 1 foot sewer. 
5119 lineal feet of trench sheet piled. 
69 manholes built. 
2 2)4 foot intersections built. 
2 4^ foot intersections built. 
1 6 foot intersection built. 
30 catch basins built and connected. 
220 house drains connected. 
2036 lineal feet new wood curb built. 
3340 lineal feet macadam street repaved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Guy Miltimore, 

Assistant Engineer. 

Which was placed on file. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following communications: 

Board of Local Improvements. ) 
Chicago, November 5th, 1902. j 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor, and Mem- 
bers of the City Council : 

Gentlemen — We herewith transmit certifi- 
cates of the completion of the work in 
accordance with the statute in the following 
cases : 

Docket 26652. Warrant 30912. Sidewalk 



on North 44th avenue, from West Cullom 
avenue to Avondale avenue. 

Docket 25819. Warrant 30142. Sidewalk 
on 28th place, from Wentworth avenue to 
Stewart avenue. 

Docket 25687. Warrant 30351. Sidewalk 
on South Hoyne avenue, from West 14th 
street to James street. 

Docket 25713. Warrant 300S3. Sidewalk 
on North Robey street, from West North ave- 
nue to West Fullerton avenue. 

Docket 25744. Warrant 30103. Sidewalk 
on 33d place, from South Ashland avenue to 
Archer avenue. 

Docket 25747. Warrant 30106. Sidewalk 
on 36th street, from South Leavitt street to 
South Paulina street. 

Docket 25806. Warrant 30133. Sidewalk 
on Lowe avenue, from 26th street to 33d street. 

Docket 25821. Warrant 30144. Sidewalk 
on 33d street, from South Paulina street to 
South Ashland avenue. 

Docket 25826. Warrant 30147. Sidewalk 
on Wabansia avenue, from Paulina street to 
Holt street. 

Docket 26012. Warrant 30262. Sidewalk 
on Sedgwick street, from Division street to 
North avenue. 

Docket 26021. Warrant 30269. Sidewalk 
on Ward street, from Irving Park boulevard 
to 428 feet south. 

Docket 26101. Warrant 30330. Sidewalk 
on South Wood street, from Archer avenue 
to 39th street. 

Docket 25933. Warrant 30414. Sidewalk 
on Adams avenue, from 69th street to 71st 
street. 

Docket 26095. Warrant 30490. Sidewalk 
on 38th place, from Gage street to South 
Halsted street. 

Docket 26651. Warrant 30904. Sidewalk 
on Bishop street, .from West 47th street to 
West 49th street. 

Docket 26653. Warrant 30918. Sidewalk 
on 73d street, from Cottage Grove avenue to 
South Park avenue. 

Docket 26699. Warrant 30947. Sidewalk 
on Laflin street, from West 47th street to 
West 51st street. 

Docket 25875. Warrant 30450. Sidewalk 



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on Langley avenue, from 71st street to 75th 
street. 

Docket 26089. Warrant 30320. Sidewalk 
on 30th street, from South Canal street to 
South Halsted street. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Board of Local Improvements, 
By John A. Mat, 

Secretary. 



Board of Local Improvements, ) 
Chicago, October 22nd, 1902. \ 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor, and Mem- 
bers of the City Council : 

Gentlemen— We herewith transmit cer- 
tificates of the completion of the work in 
accordance with the statute in the following 
cases : 

Docket 23211. Warrant 30980. Sidewalk 
on 64th street, from South Park avenue to 
Cottage Grove avenue. 

Docket 25696. Warrant 30838. Sidewalk 
on South Leavitt street, from 35th street to 
37th street. 

Docket 25995. Warrant 30250. Sidewalk 
on Roscoe street, from North Ashland ave- 
nue to East Ravenswood Park. 

Docket 25939. Warrant 30212. Sidewalk 
on Belle Plaine avenue, from North Robey 
street to West Ravenswood Park. 

Docket 25711. Warrant 30081. Sidewalk 
on Quinn street, from Archer avenue to 31st 
street. 

Docket 25968. Warrant 30232. Sidewalk 
on Kimball avenue, from Hayes street to 
West Diversey street. 

Docket 25935. Warrant 30957. Sidewalk 
on Aberdeen street, from West Harrison 
street to West Polk street. 

Docket 25799. Warrant 30438. Sidewalk 
on West 59th street, from South Centre ave- 
nue to South Ashland avenue. 

Docket 25803. Warrant 30131. Sidewalk 
on Loomis street, from 89th street to 95th 
street. 

Docket 25814. Warrant 30138. Sidewalk 
on Parnell avenue, from 29th street to 33d 
street. 

Docket 25699. Warrant 30072. Sidewalk 



on Maekinaw avenue, from 87th street to 
Harbor avenue. 

Docket 25689. Warrant 30064. Sidewalk 
on Howard avenue, from Carondelet avenue 
to Erie avenue. 

Docket 25820, Warrant 30143. Sidewalk 
on 30th street, from Wentworth avenne to 
Shields avenue. 

Docket 25829. Warrant 30149. Sidewalk 
on Armour avenue, from West 47th street to 
West 53d street. 

Docket 25727. Warrant 30091. Sidewalk 
on The Strand, from 89th street to 90th 
street. 

Docket 25706. Warrant 30077. Sidewalk 
on 106th street, from Carondelet avenue to 
Avenue ; '0." 

Docket 25552. Warrant 30408. Sidewalk 
on North Kedzie avenne, from Avondale 
avenue to Elston avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Board of Local Improvements. 
By John A. Mat, 
Secretary. 



Board of Local Improvements, ) 
Chicago, November 7th, 1902. \ 

Hon Carter H. Harrison, Mayor, and Mem- 
bers of the City Council : 

Gentlemen— We herewith transmit certifi- 
cates of the completion of the work in accord- 
ance with the statute in the following cases: 

Docket 25844. Warrant 30425. Sidewalk 
on Cornelia avenue, from West Ravenswood 
Park to North Seeley avenue. 

Docket 26603. Warrant 30934. Water 
service pipes in 34th street, from South Wood 
street to Archer avenue. 

Docket 26596. Warrant 30921. Water 
service pipes in Barry avenue, from North 
Clark street to Evanston avenue. 

Docket 26599. Warrant 30930. Water 
service pipes in Honore street, from 35th 
street to West 39th street. 

Docket 26604. Warrant 30935. Water 
service pipes in 34th place, from South Robey 
street to South Wood street. 

Docket 26689. Warrant 31001. Drains in 



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Monticello avenue, from West Fullerton ave- 
nue to West Diversey avenue. 

Docket 26589. Warrant 30922. Water 
service pipes in Carmen avenue, from East 
Ravenswood Park to North Clark street. 

Docket 26367. Warrant 30883. Sewer in 
Springfield avenue, from West Belle Plaine 
avenue to IrviDg Park boulevard. 

Docket 26340. Warrant 30879. Sewer in 
Curtis avenue, from 107th street to 615 feet 
north. 

Docket 26579. Warrant 30880. Sewer in 
Rogers avenue, from Murphy avenue to C. & 
N. W. R. R. 

Docket 26685. Warrant 30938. Drains in 
Ballou street, from West Fullerton avenue to 
West Diversey avenue. 

Docket 26739. Warrant 31002. Drains in 
Monticello avenue, from West Division street 
to LeMoyne street. 

Docket 26705. , Warrant 31064. Sewer in 
West 101st street, from Butler street to first 
alley west of Canal street. 

Docket 26706. Warrant 31065. Sewer in 
66th street, from Indiana avenue to 241 feet 
west. 

Docker, 26840. Warrant 31054. Sewer in 
Butler street, from first alley north of 54th 
place to 54th place, etc. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Board of Local Improvements, 

By John A. Mat. 

Secretary. 
Which were placed on file. 



ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Board op Local Improvements, | 
Chicago, Oct. 22d 1902. J 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor, and Mem- 
bers of the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the 
statute we herewith submit a report as to 
the condition of streets constructed since 
the amended Board of Local Improvement 
Act of 1901, and desire to state that as to all 
streets where the report shows the same to 
be in any way defective notices have been 



served upon the contractors to put the same 
in proper condition. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Board op Local Improvements, 

By John A. Mat, 

Secretary. 

EEPORT ON STREETS AND ALLETS. 

Alley between Eggleston avenue and Nor- 
mal avenue, from 63rd street to 112 feet 
south. Good condition— D. F. Sullivan. 

Alley first east of Aberdeen street, from 
Jackson boulevard to Van Buren street. 
Good condition— O. E. Bates. 

Alma street, from Ontario street to Chi- 
cago' avenue. Good condition— P. B. O'Hare. 

Belle Plaine avenue, from Robey street to 
West Ravenswood Park. Good condition 
— E. E. Wilkinson. 

Brewery avenue, from 27th street to 320 
feet south. Good condition— D. Cooney. 

Canal street (W. %) from Milwaukee av- 
enue to Fulton street. Good condition — D. 
Cooney. 

Clark street, from 17th street to 22nd 
street. Good condition, except northeast 
quarter intersection of 22nd street; bad hole 
opposite No. 1831; bad hole opposite No. 
1817. Brows on east side of railroad com- 
pany's right of way are still broke in spots, 
more particularly between 17th street and 
Archer avenue. The railroad company made 
a determined effort to remedy the above 
trouble but have not quite accomplished it. 
Twenty-second street, Nos. 1831 and 1817, 
are permits and should be attended to at 
once — D. Cooney. 

Cleveland avenue, from Fullerton avenue 
to Lincoln avenue. Good condition— E. E. 
Wilkinson. 

DeKalb street, from Flournoy street to 
Leavitt street. Good condition— O. E. 
Bates. 

Erie street, from Pine street to 600 feet 
east of St. Clair street. Good condition— 
E. E. Wilkinson. 

Franklin street, from Lomax place to Har- 
rison street. Good condition— P. J. O'Don- 
nell. 

Greenwood avenue, from 43rd street to 
51st street. Good condition— D. J. Sullivan. 



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Halsted street, from Fullerton avenue to 
Clark street. Good condition— E. E. Wilk- 
inson. 

Harrison street, from 42nd street to Belt 
railway. Break in street 2x2% feet, five 
inches deep about twelve feet east of No. 
2279. Opening has been made in front of 
No. 2323 and one in front of No. 2327. Gut- 
ter in front of lot just east of No. 2371 is 
settled and holds water. One opening has 
been made in front of No. 2279 and relaia so 
it is ahout %-inch higher than surrounding 
pavement ; also opening in front of No. 
2282 in same condition. Piece broken out of 
.curb three inches deep and eighteen inches 
long in front of No. 225J— O. E. Bates. 

Harrison street, from Centre avenue to 
Paulina street. Good condition — O. E. 
Bates. 

Harrison street, from Clinton street to 
Halsted street. Good condition — O. E. 
Bates. 

Hermitage avenue, from Jackson boule- 
vard to 12th street. Good condition, except 
one stone to be repaired in front of No. 347 — 
O. E. Bates. 

Illinois street, from Franklin street to Or- 
leans street. Good condition — E. E. Wilk- 
inson. 

Illinois street, from Dearborn street to 
Rush street. Good condition — E. E. Wilkin- 
son. 

Kinzie street, from State street to Wells 
street. Good condition, except brows in 
spots on both sides of railroad company's 
right of way, between Dearborn and Clark 
street and between Clark and LaSalle ave- 
nue. I wish to call attention to the fact that 
I find little or n© difference in the condition 
here at present and at the time of my report 
last year — D. Cooney. 

Lane court, from Garfield avenue to Center 
street. Good conditiou — E. E. Wilkinson. 

Market street, from Jackson boulevard 249 
feet south. Good condition — D. Cooney. 

Marshfield avenue, from 51st street to 55th 
street. Good condition- D. F. Sullivan. 

Michigan street, from State street to Rush 
street. Good condition— D. Cooney. 

Mohawk street, from North avenue to 
Clybourn avenue. Good condition— E. E. 
Wilkinson. 



Mozart street, from Fullerton avenue to 
Humboldt boulevard. Good condition— P. B. 
O'Hare. 

Polk street, from Halsted street to Clinton 
street. Good condition— O. E. Bates. 

Polk street, from Halsted street to Centre 
avenue. Good condition — O. E. Bates. 

Princeton avenue, from Archer avenue to 
26th street. Good condition— P. J. O'Don- 
nell. 

Rhodes avenue, from 214.75 feet south of 
34th street to 35th street. Good condition— 
P. J. O'Donnell. 

Rhodes avenue, from 33d street to 214.75 
feet south of 34th street. Good condition — 
P. J. O'Donnell. 

Sebor street, from Desplaines street to Hal- 
sted street. Good condition — O. E. Bates. 

Sedgwick street, from Division street to 
Chicago avenue. Good condition--E. E. 

Wilkinson. 

Sheffield avenue, from Clybourn avenue to 
North avenue. Good condition— E. E. Wilk- 
inson. 

State street, from Kinzie street 200 feet 
south. Good condition — D. Cooney. 

Stewart avenue, from 62d street to 63d 
street. Good condition— D. F. Sullivan. 

St. Louis avenue, from North avenue to 
Hirsch street. Good condition— P. B. O'Hare. 

Tremont street, from Stewart avenue 573 
feet west of Normal avenue. Good condition 
— D. F. Sullivan. 
System: 

North Troy street, from West Belmont ave- 
nue to Elston avenue; North Albany avenue, 
from West Belmont avenue to Elston avenue; 
North Whipple street, from West Belmont 
avenue to West Roscoe street; North Sacra- 
mento avenue, from West Belmont avenue to 
Elston avenue; North Humboldt street, from 
West Belmont avenue to West School street ; 
North Francisco avenue, from West Belmont 
avenue to Elston avenue ; West School street, 
from North Kedzie avenue to Elston avenue; 
West Roscoe street, from North Kedzie to 
Elston avenue; Avondale avenue, from North 
Troy street to North Kedzie avenue. Five 
openings in front of new houses on Troy 
street north of Roscoe street, otherwise sys- 
tem in good condition— E. E. Wilkinson. 

Thirty-third place, from Cottage Grove ave- 



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nue to Rhodes avenue. Good condition— P. 
J. O'Donnell. 

Twenty-fifth street, from South Park ave- 
nue to Wabash avenue Good except where 
opening was made through alley wing op- 
posite No. 187. Size of opening 2 x 20 feet— 
P. J. O'Donnell. 

Thirtieth street, from Prairie avenue to 
South Park avenue. Curb badly cracked in 
several places— P. J. O'Donnell. 

Twenty-fourth street, from La Salle street 
to Butler street. Good condition— P. J. 
O'Donnell. 

Wells street, from Kinzie street to 451 feet 
south. Good condition — D. Cooney. 

Western avenue, from Madison street to 
Fulton street. Good condition— P. B. O'Hare. 

Which was placed on file. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted lists of assessment rolls filed in the 
County Court October 6 and 21, 1902, which 
were 

Placed on file. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted matters, as follows: 

SECOND WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grading 
and paving with asphalt 24th street, from 
State street to Armour avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ailing, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

jVays^None. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with brick 
the alloys in the block bounded by 23d street, 
22d street, Prairie avenue and Calumet 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing. Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

Nays— None. 



THIRD WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of Vernon ave- 
nue, from 33d street to 35th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Foreman, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing. Dixon, 
Jackson, Foreman, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell) Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

A.N ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improvement 



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of Vernon avenue, from 33d street to 35th 
street, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of Ver- 
non avenue, from 33d street to -35th street," 
passed July 1st, A. D. 1901, be and the same 
is hereby repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordinance, 
confirmed July 9th, A. D. 1902, Warrant 
31134, be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 31134 
upon presentation of the original receipts for 
the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



FOURTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grading 
and paving with asphalt a system of streets 
as follows: 31st street, from 205 feet east of 
South Canal street to Pitney court, etc. 

By unanimous consent^ on motion of Aid. 
Doubek, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Wern®, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch. Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays— None. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with asphalt 
28th place, from Wentworth avenue to Stew- 
art avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Doubek, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays— None. 



SIXTH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a six-foot cement sidewalk on both 
sides of 41st street, from Cottage Grove ave- 
nue to Drexel boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Young, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Melnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a six-foot cement 



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sidewalk on both sides of 41st street, from 
Cottage Grove avenue to Drexel boulevard, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a six-foot cement sidewalk 
on both sides of 41st street, from Cottage 
Grove avenue to Drexel boulevard," passed 
June 17th, A. D. 1901, be and the same 
is hereby repealed, and that the assessment 
made unde'r the provisions of said ordinance, 
confirmed June 17th, A. D, 1901, Warrant 
" No. 30941, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No, 30941 
upon presentation of the original receipts for 
the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for cement sidewalk on both sides of 64th 
street, from CottageaGrove avenue to a point 
132.67 feet east of the east line of Drexel 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones. Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Culierton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connerv, Raymer, Hart, 



O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays — None. 



NINTH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a 12-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Newberry avenue, from West 12th 
street to West 16th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Brenner, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Culierton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a twelve-foot 
plank sidewalk on both sides of Newberry 
avenue, from West 12th street to West 16th 
street, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and Sta e of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a twelve-foot plank side- 
walk on both sides of Newberry avenue, from 
West 12th street to West 16th street," passed 
October 14th, A. D. 1901, be and the same is 
hereby repealed. 

Section 2. That the Attorney for the 
Board of Local Improvements, be and he is 
hereby directed to have the petition in said 



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cause under Docket No. 27198 of the County 
Court dismissed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a fourteen-foot plank sidewalk on 
both sides of ^Washburne avenue, from South 
Ashland avenue to South Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Cullerton, the ordinance was put upon it* 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman. Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Binl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a fourteen-foot 
plank sidewalk on both sides of Washburne 
avenue, from South Ashland avenue to 
South Leavitt street, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a fourteen-foot plank 
sidewalk on both sides of Washburne avenue, 
from South Ashland avenne to South Leavitt 
street," passed June 24th, A. D. 1901, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of said 



ordinance, confirmed October 10th, A. D. 
1902, Warrant No. 31364, be and the same 
is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all meney 
paid on account of said Warrant 31364 up en 
presentation of the original receipts for the 
same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for cement sidewalk on both sides of a sys- 
tem of streets, as follows, to-wit: West 13th 
street, from South Albany avenue to South 
Homan avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Zimmer, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek. Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fewler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Eh«- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, ReG- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

JVoK/s -None. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, grading and pav- 
ing with granite blocks Milwaukee avenue, 
from West Chicago avenue to North Ash- 
land avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Smulski, the ordinance was passed and the 



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estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon,. 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzmger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton,Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Hunter, Race— 63. 

Nays — None. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grading 
and paving with asphalt Elburn avenue, 
from Throop street to Laflin street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Roach, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows ■ 

Yeas— Cousrhlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester. 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays— None. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a six-foot cement sidewalk on both 



sides of Schiller street, from Sedgwick street 
to Wells street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Minwegen, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson Doubek, jLitzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roaeb, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
"Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nay a — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a six-f©ot cement 
sidewalk on both sides of Schiller street, 
from Sedgwick street to Wells street, 
in- the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a six-foot cement side- 
walk on both sides ®f Schiller street, from 
Sedgwick street to Wells street," passed July 
9, 1900, be and the same is hereby re- 
pealed, and that the assessment made under 
the provisions of said ordinance, confirmed 
May 29, 1901, Warrant No. 30196, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 30196 
upon presentation of the original receipts for 
the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force frem and after its passage. 



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TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 



A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of North Frank- 
lin street, from Chicago avenue to Division 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid, 
Sullivan, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas -Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth. 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 03. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improvement 
of North Franklin street, from Chicago 
avenue to Division street, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Spxtion 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of North 
Franklin street, from Chicago avenue to Divi- 
sion street," passed November 25th, A. D. 
1895, be and the same is hereby repealed, and 
that the assessment made under the previ- 
sions of said ordinance, Docket No. 20284 of 
the County Court of said couuty, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 



for curbing, grading and paving with as- 
phalt Roslyn place, from North Clark street 
to Lake View avenue. (Deferred Oct. 20, 
1902.) 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Dunn, re- 
committed to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for water supply pipes in West Byron 
street, from North 40th avenue to North 
Springfield avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Keeney, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett. Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Culierton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
man'n, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed- 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in West Byron street, from North 
40th avenue to North Springfield avenue, in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for water supply pipes in 
West Byron street, from North 40th avenue 
to North Springfield avenue, passed Septem- 
ber 30th, A. D. 1901, be and the same is hereby 
repealed, and that the assessment made 



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under the provisions of said ordinance, 
Docket No. 26383, of the County Court of 
said county, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for curbing-, filling and paving with 
slag macadam South Hermitage avenue, 
from West 51st street to West 54th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Hart, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt South 
Halsted street, from West 47th street to 
Garfield boulevard. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Mclnerny, 
deferred. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a sewer in Gordon street, from 
Tracy avenue to Stewart avenue, and in 
Stewart avenue to 45th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 



Bradley, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a sewer in Gordon 
street, from Tracy avenue to Stewart ave- 
nue, and in Stewart avenue to 45th street, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a sewer in Gordon street, 
from Tracy avenue to Stewart avenue, and 
in Stewart avenue to 45th street," passed 
March 6, A. D. 1893, be and the same is here- 
by annulled, and that the assessment made 
under the provisions of said erdinance, 
Docket No. 16793 of the County Court of 
said county, be and the same is nereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing' an ordi- 
nance for a six-foot cement sidewalk on both 
sides of 57th place, from Wallace street to 
Butler street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 



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Butterworth, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and- nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas—Coxighlm, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Conneli, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nay a — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a six-foot cement 
sidewalk on both sides of 57th place, from 
Wallace street to Butler street, in the City 
of Chicago. County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 
#e it ordained by the City Council oj tlu City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a six-foot cement side 
walk on both sides of 57th place, from Wal- 
lace street to Butler street," passed May 2d, 
A. D. 1898, be and the same is hereby re- 
pealed, and that the assessment made under 
the provisions of said ordinance, confirmed 
December 19th, A. D. 1898, Warrant No. 
26027, be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That, the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 26027 
upon presentation of the original receipts 
for the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shali be in 
force from and after its passage. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the opening of Shields avenue, 
north of 58th street, in School Trustees' 
Subdivision of Section 16, Town 38 North, 
Range 14, East of the 3rd P. M. 



[1902 



By unanimous consent, on motion ef Aid. 
O'Conneli, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek,Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Conneli, Eidmauu, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

tfays— None. 

The following is the ordinanee as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the opening of 
Shields avenue north of 58th street, in 
School Trustees' Subdivision, Section 16, 
Town 38 North, Range 14, East of the 3rd 
Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicaqo: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the opening of Shields 
avenue north of 5Sth street, in School Trus- 
tees' Subdivision, Stction 16, Town 38 North, 
Range 14, East of the 3d Principal Meridian," 
passed October 15th, A. D. 1894, be and the 
same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. That the Attorney for the 
Board of Local Improvements be and he is 
hereby directed to dismiss the petition and 
supplemental petition in .^aid cause under 
Docket No. 136290 of the Circuit Court of 
said county and have the eause stricken from 
the docket of said court. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



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THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of Parnell 
avenue, from West 100th street to West 103d 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny,Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrman, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenock, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays — None. 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of 
Wallace street, from West 100th street to 
West 103d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Badenoch the ordinance was passed and 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays— None. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for cinder sidewalk on both sides of West 
81st place, from Normal avenue to first alley 
west of Normal avenue. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows - 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Buttler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays— None. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a six-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides of 85th street, from Cottage Grove ave- 
nue to Drexel avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bihl, the ordinance was put 'upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, .Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a 6-foot plank 
sidewalk on both sides of S5th street, 
from Cottage Grove avenue to Drexel av- 



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enue, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a 6-foot plank sidewalk 
on both sides of 85th street, from Cottage 
Grove avenue to Drexel avenue," passed 
February 10, 1896, be and the same is hereby 
repealed, and that the assessment made 
under the provisions of said ordinance, 
Docket N®. 21210 of the County Court ef 
said County, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of 43d avenue, 
from West Madison street to Carroll avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Rector, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon. 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton.Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Har , 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hanter— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improvement 
of 43d avenue, from West Madison street 
to Carroll avenue, in the City of Chicago. 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of 43d 
avenue, from West Madison street to Carroll 
avenue," passed December 9th, A. D. 1901, 
be and the same is hereby repealed, and 
that the assessment made under the pro- 
visions of said ordinance, Docket No. 27103 
of the County Court of said county, be and 
the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
rom and after its passage. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for drains in South boulevard, from 
Austin avenue to Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Race, the ordinance was put upen its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed- 
an ordinance 
Repealing an ordinance for drains in South 
boulevard, from Austin avenue to Park 
avenue, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be il ordained by the CUtj Council of the City 
of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 



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"An ordinance for drains in South boulevard, 
from Austin avenue to Park avenue," passed 
September 23d, A. D, 1901, be and the same 
is hereby repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordinance, 
confirmed February 6th, 1902, Warrant 30703, 
be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all 
money paid on account of said Warrant 
30703 upon presentation of the original 
receipts fer the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

A report and ordinance establishing the 
grade of sundry streets. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Foreman, the ordinance wa* put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas .and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

A.N ORDINANCE 

Establishing the grade of sundry streets in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 
Jie it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the grade of the follow- 



ing streets, between the points hereinafter 
named, be and the same is hereby established 
as follows, to-wit: 

On West 12th steeet,at intersection of South 

Washtenaw avenue, 14.0 ft. above city datum. 

On West 12th street, -at west curb line of 

South Talman avenue (top of subway slope) , 

13.6 ft. above city datum. 

At southeast curb corner of West 12th 
street and South Talman avenue, 13.0 ft. 
above city datum. 

On West 12th street, 142 feet east of South 
Talman avenue, 8.8 ft. above city datum. 

On north curb line of West 12th street at 
west lite of south Rockwell street produced 
across West 12th street (subway curb) 8.5 
ft. above city datum. 

On South Rockwell street, at south curb 
line of West 12th street (subway curb), 5.7 ft. 
above city datum. 

On South Talmanavenue,at intersection of 
12th place, 13.2 ft. above city datum. 

On South -Talman avenue, 363 feet north of 
the northwest corner of South Talman avenue 
and Ogden Avenue boulevard, 13.1 ft. above 
city datum. 

On South- Talman avenue,at intersection of 
Ogden Avenue boulevard, 13.25 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Ogden Avenue boulevard, at intersection 
of South Washtenaw avenue, 13.0 ft. above 
city datum. 

On Ogden Avenue boulevard, 140 feet west 
of northwest corner of South Rockwell street, 
12.9 ft. above city datum. 

At southwest curb corner of Ogden Avenue 
boulevard and South Rockwell street, 14.4 ft. 
above city datum. 

On northwest curb corner of Ogden Ave- 
nue boulevard and South Rockwell street, 
15.0 ft. above city datum. 

On northeast curb corner of Ogden Ave. 
nue boulevard and South Rockwell street, 
17.4 ft. above city datum. 

On southeast curb corner of Ogden Avenue 



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boulevard and South Roekwe 1 street, 16.4 
above city datum, 

On South Rockwell street, 142 feet north of 
northwest corner of South Rockwell street 
and Ogden avenue, 13.1 ft. above city datum. 

On South Rockwell street, 450 feet north of 
northwest corner of South Rockwell street 
and Ogden avenue, 13.3 ft. above city datum. 

On South Rockwell street, 60 feet south of 
the southeast corner of South Rockwell 
street and Ogden avenue, 13.1 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South Rockwell street, at intersection 
of West 14th place, 13.1 ft. above city datum. 

On South Rockwell street, at intersectiou 
of West 15th street, 13.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Ogden Avenue boulevard, west eud of 
viaduct, 330 feet east of northeast corner of 
South Rockwell street, 31.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Ogden Avenue boulevard, east end of 
viaduct, at intersection of South Campbell 
avenue, 31.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Ogden Avenue boulevard, 79 feet \ west 
of southwest corner of Ogden avenue and 
South Western avenue, 13.4 feet above city 
datum. 

On South Western avenue, at southeast 
curb line of Ogden Avenue boulevard, 12.9 it. 
aboye city datum. 

On West 13th street, at southeast curb line 
of Ogden Avenue boulevard, 12.8 ft. above 
city datum. 

On South Western avenue, at northwest 
curb line of Ogden Avenue boulevard, 13.0 ft. 
above city datum. 

On JSouth Western aveuue, at intersection 
of Washtenaw avenue, 13.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Washtenaw avenue, at intersection of 
South Campbell avenue (foot of slope) to 
Ogden Avenue boulevard viaduct, 13.0 ft. 
above city datum. 

On West 12th street, at northwest curb line 



of Ogden Avenue boulevard, 12.9 ft. above 
city datum. 

On South Oakley avenue, at southeast curb 
line of Ogden Avenue boulevard, 13.3 ft. 
above city datum. 

On West 12th Street boulevard, at south- 
east curb line of Ogden Avenue boulevard, 
13.3 ft. above city datum. 

At intersection of northwest curb line of 
Ogden avenue and east curb line of South 
Oakley avenue, 13.1 ft. above city datum. 

At northwest curb corner of West 12th 
street and South Oakley avenue, 13.3 ft. 
above city datum. 

On West 12th street, at intersection of 
South Western avenue, 13.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South Campbell avenue, at north curb 
line ot West 12th street, 13.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South Campbell avenue, at south curb 
line of West 12th street, 13.1 ft. above city 
datum. 

On West 12th street, 50 feet west of the 
southwest corner of West 12th street and 
South Campbell avenue (top of slope to 12th 
street subway), 13.0 ft. above city datum. 

On South Washtenaw avenue, at intersec- 
tion of West 12th place, 13.7 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Gresham avenue, 650 feet northeast of 
Milwaukee avenue, 16.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Gresham avenue, 125 feet northeast of 
Milwaukee avenue, at first alley northeast of 
Milwaukee avenue, IS. 2 ft. above city datura. 

On North 45th avenue, 690 ft. north of 
West Irving Park boulevard, 2S.5 ft. above 
city datum. 

On 31st street, at intersection of Auburn 
street, 13.55 ft. above city datum. 

On 31st street, at intersectiou of South 
Morgan street, 13.1 ft. above city datum. 

On 31st street, at intersection of Sullivan 
court, 12.8 ft, above city datum. 



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Oa 31st street, at intersection of Arch 
street, 12.5 ft. above city datum. 

On 31st street, at intersection of Bensen 
street, 12.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Pitney court, at intersection of Archer 
avenue, 12.5 ft. above city datum. 

On South Halsted street, 120 feet north of 
39th street, 13.0 ft. above city datum. 

On South Halsted street, at north curb line 
of 39th street, 15.0 ft. above city datum. 

On South Halsted street, at south curb line 
of 39th street, 15.5 ft. above city datum. 

On South Halsted street, at intersection of 
West 47th street, 13.5 ft. above city datum. 

On 24th street, at intersection of Dearborn 
street, 12.5 ft. above city datum. 

On 24th street, at east curb line of Armour 
avenue, 12.7 ft. above city datum. 

On 24th street, at west eurb line of Armour 
avenue, 12.0 ft. above city datum. 

On 24th street, 105 feet west of Armour 
avenue (curb grade in subway), 8.0 ft. above 
city datum. 

On 26th street, at intersection of Stewart 
avenue, 12.9 ft. above city datum. 

On 28th place, at intersection of Princeton 
avenue, 13.4 ft. above city datum. 
' On 27th street, at intersection of Dearborn 
street, 14.0 ft. above city datum. 

On 27th street, at subway between Armour 
and LaSalle (curb grade), 10.0 ft. above city 
datum, 

On 27th street, at intersection of Princeton 
avenue, 13.2 ft. above city datum. 

On North 52d avenue, at intersection of 
West North avenue, 31.5 ft. above city datum. 

On North 52d avenue, at intersection of 
LeMoyne street, 30.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Loomis street, at intersection of West 
106th street, 42.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Loomis street, at intersection of West 
107th street, 42.0 ft. above city datum. 



On Throop street, at intersection of Wes* 
91st street, 26.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Throop street, at intersection of West 
92d street, 27.5 ft. above city datum. 

On South Centre avenue, at intersection ©f 
West 119th street, 34.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Avenue K (Ewing avenue), at intersec- 
tion of 105th street, 8.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Avenue K (Ewing- avenue) , at intersec- 
tion of 106th street, 8.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Avenue L,at intersection of 104th street, 
8.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Avenue L,at intersection of 105th street, 
8.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Avenue L,at intersection of 106th street 
8.0 ft. above city datum. 

The above heights as fixed shall be meas- 
ured from the plane of low water in Lake 
Michigan of A. D. 1847, as established by the 
Trustees of the Illinois and Michigan Canal 
and adopted by the late Board of Drainage 
Commissioners and by the late Board of Pub- 
lic Works of the City of Chicago, and now 
represented by the ordinance ©f July 11th, 
A. D. 1898, relating to the corrected eleva- 
tion ©f the Old Lind Block bench mark, 
which determines the base or datum for city 
levels. 

Section 2. That all ordinances or parts of 
ordinances conflicting with this ordinance be 
and the same are hereby r« 



Section 3. This ordinance shall be' in 
force from and after its passage. 



PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Hunter presented the following reso- 
lution : 

Whereas, The Lake Street Elevated Rail- 
road Company has caused to be macadamized 
South boulevard in the Thirty-fifth Ward, 
from Pine avenue to Austin avenue, at a cost 



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of between six and seven thousand dollars ; 
and, 

Whereas, Said work was done under the 
supervision of the Inspector appointed by 
the Department of Public Works of the City 
of Chicago; and, 

Whereas, Said The Lake Street Elevated 
Railroad Company is to pay for said pave- 
ment, subject to the approval of the same 
by the City of Chicago, and said pave- 
ment having been laid in a manner satisfac- 
tory to the Board of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago; therefore, 

Resolved, That the said pavement is hereby 
accepted as in full conformity, with the speci- 
fications of the City of Chicago for the do- 
ing of the said work. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Hunter presented the following reso- 
lution: 

Resolved. That permission is hereby given 
to the Lake Street Elevated Railroad Com- 
pany to temporarily store not to exceed 
twenty of its cars on one of the tracks be- 
tween South 40th avenue and 52d avenue, 
formerly known as the Chicago, Harlem and 
Batavia Railway tracks, until the further 
order of the City Council, for the purpose of 
permitting said Lake Street Elevated Rail- 
road Company to resume the operation of its 
express train service, provided said company 
shall not obstruct any public highway cross- 
ing in so placing said cars. Provided, how- 
ever, that the Lake Street Elevated R. R. Co. 
will extend platlorm at Central avenue to 
Park avenue with an exit at Park avenue. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Hunter presented an ordinance va- 
cating part of Pierce avenue, Le Moyne av- 
enue, Beach avenue, Hirsch street and cer- 
tain alleys, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Race presented the claim of F. Ruz- 
kowski for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Race presented an order tor paving 
North Park avenue, from Ohio street to Chi- 
cago avenue, with brick and concrete founda- 



tion, as per petition attached, using the pres- 
ent curb, which was 

Referred to the Board ©f Local Improve- 
ments. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Rector presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
McCarthy & Mackey, No. 1619-21 Ogden av- 
enue, to place an electric sign in front of 
said premises, said sign to be erected in ac- 
cordance with rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department. This permit to be 
subject to revocation at any time at the op- 
tion of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay water mains in South 40th avenue, from 
19th street to 200 feet south, and in Albany 
avenue, from 300 feet south of 30th street 
south as far as revenue will permit, or about 
125 feet if upon a proper survey it is shown 
that an annual revenue of 10 cents per lineal 
foot will be derived therefrom. 
Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Rector and Ruxton presented the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered and directed to erect 
and maintain fifty (50) additional gasoline 
lamps in the Thirty-fourth Ward, and that 
the cost thereof be charged to the unex- 
pended balance to the credit of the Thirty- 
fourth Ward Street Fund. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Bihl presented the following orders: 
Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Brahos & Lambos, to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 2362 115th street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 



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cordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby directed to lay a water sup- 
ply pipe in 116th street, from Stewart avenue 
to Wallace street ; also in Eggleston avenue, 
from 115th street to 116th street, if, under a 
proper survey, it is shown that an annual 
revenue of ten cents (10c) per lineal foot 
for frontage rates will be derived therefrom. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Eidmann presented an order for pav- 
ing South Halsted street, from 69th to 79th 
streets, with asphalt on concrete foundation 
with combination curb and gutter, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Eidmann presented the claim of J. J. 
Brooks for refund of special assessment; also 
the claims of Mrs. Hettie Vass and Mrs. 
Matilda Brandt for rebates on wates taxes ; 
also the claim of Daniel Kemiaaan for rebate 
on meat license, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Badenoch presented the following 
order (petition attached) : 

For paving a system of streets in Fern wood, 
in the Thirty -second Ward, viz: 

Emerald avenue, from 99th street to 103d 
street. 

Union avenue, from 99th street to 103d 
street. 

Eggleston avenue, 4rom 99th street to 103d 
street 

Ninety-ninth place, from Eggleston avenue 
to Butler street. 

One Hundredth street, from Eggleston av- 
enue to Halsted street. 

One Hundredth place, from Eggleston ave- 
nue to Butler street. 



One Hundred and First street, from Eggles- 
ton avenue to Halsted street. 

One Hundred and First place, from Eggles- 
ton avenue to Butler street. 

One Hundred and Second street, from 
Eggleston avenue to Halsted street. 

All underground work to be put in com- 
plete before paving is done, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Butterworth presented the claim of 
premises No. 615 West 56th place for decrease 
of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Mclnerney presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered and di- 
rected to eonstruct a fire alarm box at the 
southeast corner of 46th street and Went- 
worth avenue. 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of 
Streets be and he is hereby directed to re- 
voke a.permit granted to John Birkshire for 
moving a house from 443 Duncan Park to 
410 Duncan Park, for the reason that the 
signatures on the petition for the moving of 
said house was procured under a false repre- 
sentation. 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to notify the of- 
ficials of the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and 
Chicago Railway and its lessee, the Pennsyl- 
vania Company, to comply with Section 16 
of an ordinance passed by the City Council 
June 18th, 1900, published on page 642 of 
Council Proceedings, which provides for the 
opening of a 33-foot street by said company 
within six months of the passage of said or- 
dinance, between 39th and 47th streets; and 
report back to this Council within a reason- 
able time why said section above referred to 
has not been complied with. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



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Aid. Hart presented an ordinance in favor 

of the Fort Dearborn Building for electrical 

conductors in South Clark street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil 

and Electric Light. 

Aid. Carey presented the following invita- 
tion. 

Union Stock -Yards, ) 
Chicago, 111., Nov. 10, 1902. S 

To His Honor, the Mayor of Chicago, and (he 
Honorable City Covncil of Chicago: 
Gentlemen— The Annual Meeting of the 
International Live Stock Exposition is to be 
held at the Union Stock Yards during the 
first week of December. 

I have the honor to extend an invitation to 
you and the heads of the different City De- 
partments to meet me at the Union Stock 
Yards Saturday P. M., November '-'•». for 
dinner, and for a private view of the exhibits. 

Arrangements will be made for invited 
guests to leave on the Lake Shore dummy 
train at 4:25 P. M. 

Very respectfully yours. 

J. A. Spook, 
President. 
Which was accepted ami placed on tile. 

Aid. Carey presented the following orders: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay a 4-inch pipe without cost or meter from 
curb line to supply water for organ in Ev. 
Luth. St. Martin's Congregation, northeast 
corner of 51st street and Marshiield avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is herebv directed to 
lay a water pipe in California avenue, from 
39th place to 53d street, providing same will 
pay a revenue of at least 10 cents a foot. 
(Petition attached.) 

Which were, on motion, duly passed: 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Raymer presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 



provements be and they are hereby directed 
to report to this CounciL at its next regular 
meeting, giving their reason for issuing a 
permit allowing a plank sidewalk to be built 
at the northwest corner of Seeley and Web- 
ster avenues. 

Whieh was, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. Connery presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, Take from the files and recommit 
to the Committee on Finance the claims of 
The Philadelphia aud Reading Coal Company 
and John T. Connery. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Keeney presented the following or- 
ders: 

red, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby authorized to issue a 
permit to Kritz Krappmann, or to his con- 
tractors, Mittag Brothers, for the erection of 
a frame dwelling house, at 175'J North Albauy 
avenue, according to-' the plans sub- 
mitted to the Building Department, and sub- 
ject lo the rules ami regulations of the Build- 
ing Department of the City of Chicago. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be ana ne is neretiy directed to 
issue permit to John M. Smyth Company tQ 
string private telephone wire from rear of 
premises. 300 West Adams street, to rear of 
premises, 300 West Jackson boulevard, to be 
revoked any time by the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
notify the People's Gas Light and Coke Com- 
pany to lay gas mains in Humboldt avenue, 
from Ballou street to Central Park avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
notify the People's Gas Light and Coke Com- 
pany to lay gas mains in Belmont aveuue, 
from Central Park avenue to Mouticello ave- 
nue. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to erect two gas lamps, 
boulevard heads, in front of the BttO 



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Park German Baptist' Church, southeast 
corner Cortland street and Spaulding avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay water supply pipe in North Sacramento 
avenue, from Irving Park boulevard to a 
point three hundred feet north, provided 
same pays a revenue of ten per cent. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
hare a six-foot cement sidewalk laid on the 
north side of West Byron street, from North 
40th avenue to North Springfield avenue. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Keeney presented the following or- 
ders : 

For water supply pipe in North Hamlin 
avenue, from Roscoe street to Cornelia street. 

For water supply pipe in Sacramento ave- 
nue, from Addison avenue to Waveland ave- 
nue. 

For a system of sewers in North Kimball 
and North Spaulding avenues, from Irving 
Park boulevard to Montrose avenue. Also 
in Pensacola, Cullom, Hutchinson and Cuy- 
ler avenues, from Kimball to Spaulding ave- 
nues, and in Berteau, Warner and Belle 
Plaine avenues, from Kimball avenue to the 
first alley east of Spaulding avenue. 

For sewer in Costello avenue, from North 
43d avenue to North 44th avenue. 

For sewer in North 42nd avenue, from 
West Grace street to Roscoe street, which 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Butler presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
permit tapping of water main in Carpenter 
ceurt without meter to supply five houses in 
Butler's Carpenter and Milwaukee Avenue 
Subdivision with water at regular rates, 
providing a buffaio box or satisfactory shut- 
off is put at each building, said five houses 
feeing now supplied with well water pumped 
by wind -mill. 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby directed to pro- 



ceed with the sewer improvement in North 
46th court, from Wilson avenue to Lawrence 
avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay a water supply in North Richmond street, 
from West Grace street to a point 192 feet 
north of the north line of West Grace street ; 
also, in West Grace street to North Mozart 
avenue ; also, in North Mozart avenue, from 
West Grace street to West Waveland street ; 
als@, in North Francisco avenue, from West 
Grace street to a point 166 feet north of the 
north line of West Addison street; providing 
upon survey (which is hereby ordered) a 
revenue would be derived of 10 per cent. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Butler presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the name of North 41st 
court, where said street was formerly called 
St. Charles avenue, be and the same is here- 
by changed back to St. Charles avenue. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
and effect from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sl©an, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

Navs— None. 

Aid. Butler presented an order for water 
main in North Mozart street, from West 
Belle Plaine avenue to West Berteau avenue, 

Which was referred to the Board of Lo- 
cal Improvements. 



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Aid. Butler presented an order to issue a 
certificate of deposit to L. A. Budlong for 
laying water pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Blake presented an order for paving 
with macadam East Ravenswood Park, from 
Winona street to Foster avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Blake presented the claim of C. A. 
Gustafson for work en Intercepting Sewer, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Dunn presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Park l^odge, A. F. & A. M., to erect an elec- 
tric sign in front of premises at northwest 
corner Lunt avenue and Clark street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Dunn presented a petition and an or- 
der for paving (macadam) Roslyn place, from 
Clark street to Lake View avenue, which 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Schmidt presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
Immediately «n force Section seven of the 



ordinance entitled "An ordinance granting 
permission to the Northwestern Elevated 
Railroad Company to construct, maintain and 
operate an elevated railroad and branches in 
the City of Chicago" (passed January 8th, 
1894, accepted January 15, 1894). Said Sec- 
tion seven provides, among other things, 
that "suitable and practical devices shall 
be permanently placed and maintained be- 
neath all station buildings and platforms 
when the same are erected over any street, 
avenue or alley, and also at all street cross- 
ings, arranged to intercept and promptly 
carry off storm water and drippings from 
melting snow, or from any other causes 
whatever." 



Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. "Werno presented the following order: 

Ordn-ed, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Stern Clothing Company to erect an 
electric Bign in front of premises at south- 
west corner North avenue and Larrabee street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. SulliTan presented the following or- 
der- 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Carl 
Schonbeck to erect an electric sign in front 
of 402 East Division street, same to conform 
to the rules of the Electrical Department, 
and to be removed at any time at the dis- 
cretion of His Honor the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



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TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Minwegen presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Sidney Mandl to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 353 East Division street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
W. H. Vary to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 26 North Wells street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the 
satisfaction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Minwegen presented an ordinance in 
favor of the United PneumatiG Fire Alarm 
Telegraph Company, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and 
Electric Light. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Patterson presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to A. 
Asher, No. 652 Madison, to place an electric 
sign in front of said premises, said sign to be 
erected in accordance with the rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department. 
This permit to be subject to revocation at 
any time at the option of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Bernhard Stein, No. 638 Madison, to place an 
electric sign in fr, nt of said premises, 
said sign to be erected in accordaiee 
with the rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department. This permit to be 



subject to revocation at any time at the 
option of the Mayor. 

Whieh were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Patterson presented an ordinance de- 
claring the College of Medicine and Surgery 
a nuisance and asking its abatement, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Health De- 
partment. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Roach presented an ordinance to 
equip buildings with the latest ventilation 
apparatus, which was 

Referred to "he Committee on Health De- 
partment. 

Aid. Powers presented the appointment of 
Moses Solomon as one of the three lawyers 
t© compose the Anti-Trust or Monopoly 
Commission under resolution of Oct. 13, 
1902, which was 

Placed on file. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Roach (for Aid. Brennan absent) 
presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Clement Cagnace, No. 341 West Madison 
street, to place an electric sign in front of 
said premises. Said sign to be erected in 
accordance with rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department. This permit to 
be subject to revocation at any time at the 
option of the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Dever presented the following or- 
dinance: 
Whereas, The alley approach leading to 



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the east side of the north approach to the 
Sangamon Street viaduct (which said alley 
approach lies one hundred and seventeen 
(117) feet north of the north line of West 
Kinzie street, and between West Kinzie 
street and Austin avenue, and which said 
approach is twelve (12) feet in width and 
one hundred and sixteen (116) feet in length) 
has become out of repair so that the public 
cannot use the said alley approach with 
safety ; and, 

Whereas, It is the duty of the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company, 
the Pittsburg, Cincinnatti, Chicago and St. 
Louis Railroad Company, and the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway Company to main- 
tain and keep in repair the said Sangamon 
Street viaduct and the approaches thereto ; 
and, 

Whereas, The said railroad companies 
have failed and neglected to repair and keep 
in repair said alley approach to said Sanga- 
mon Street viaduct; and, 

Whereas, The City Engineer has prepared 
plans and specifications for the repair of the 
said alley approach to said viaduct, and has 
also prepared an estimate of the eost and ex- 
pense of the making of said repairs, which 
said cost and expense is estimated to be the 
sum of three hundred aud seven dollars and 
thirty cents ($307.30) ; now, therefore, 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railway Company, the Pitts- 
burgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis 
Railroad Company and the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway Company immediately 
repair the bent approach in the first alley 
north of West Kinzie street, leading up to the 
east side of the north approach to the Sanga- 
mon Street viaduct, the length of which said 
alley approach is one hundred and sixteen 
(116) feet, in the following manner: 

At the east end of said alley approach 



place two 10 in. x 10 in. xl2 ft. white pine sills 
on the ground about four (4) feet centre to 
centre ; fourteen (14) feet west thereof place 
a similar sill; fourteen feet west of the last 
mentioned sill place another similar sill, all 
said sills to he of same material and same di- 
mensiens; place on said last mentioned sill a 
10 in.xlO in. x 12 ft. white pine cap and wedge 
same up to proper height; west of this point 
fourteen (14) feet centre to centre construct 
five timber bents, each one to consist of a 10 
in.xl0in.xl2ft. white pine sill, a lOin.xlOin. 
x 12 ft. white pine cap and three (3) 10 in.x 10 
in. white pine posts, varying in length from 
about 1 foot 6 in. to about 5 feet; the three 
westerly bents to be sway-braced on both 
sides with 3 in.x 10 in. white pine planks, well 
spiked to sills and caps and posts; on top of 
all of the said bents place eight rows of 3 in. x 
12 in. x 16 ft. white pine stringers about 1 foot 
6 in. centre ta centre, and rest west end of 
west set of said stringers on curb wall; lay 
planking on the roadway consisting of 3 in. 
oak planks 12 feet long, each plank to be 
fastened to each stringer with two 60d spikes; 
all timber to be first class, free from sap, full 
size, free from wind shakes, large or loose 
knots, decayed or sap wood, worm holes, 
wane or other defects, impairing its strength 
or durability ; timber to be well spiked to- 
gether and all work to be performed in a 
thorough and workmanlike manner and ac- 
cording to the plan on file in the office of the 
Commissioner of Public Works, all work to 
be finished within thirty days of the date 
of the passage of this ordinance. 

Section 2. In the event that the said rail- 
road companies fail to begin the work of 
making said repairs to said alley approach in 
the manner provided by Section one of 
this ordinance within seventy-two hours 
after the date of the passage of this 
ordinance the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby authorized and directed 
to immediately proceed to repair the said 
alley approach in the manner provided 



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by Section one of this ordinance, and the ex- 
pense thereof shall be charged to the said 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
Company, the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago 
and St. Louis Railroad Company and the 
Chicago and N®rthwestern Railway Com- 
pany, and the said expense of making said 
repairs shall be recovered from said railroad 
companies by the City of Chicago. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimroer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Crrey, Mclnerney. Bradley, Butterworth^ 
O'Connell, Bidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
t©r, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays— None. 



Aid. Dever presented the following order : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel re- 
port to this body what compliance, if any, the 
Chicaaro Union Traction Company is making 
with recent decision of the Supreme Court in 
transfer case; also the speediest means to 
secure a complete recognition of the city's 
claims. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Dever presented the claim of Barney 
Benson for taking down dangerous parts of 
buildings, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Smulski presented the following or- 
der- 

Ordered, That the City Electrician and the 
Commissioner of Public Works be and they 
are hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Kusell & Meldrum, lessees of the Garrick 



Theatre, for the erection of an electric sign 
on the Garrick Theatre, at Milwaukee avenue 
and Will street, said sign to be 6 ft. xl3 ft. 2 in. 
The erection of this sign to be under the 
supervision of the City Electrician and sub- 
ject to the rules and regulations of the De- 
partment, and also to be subjeet to removal 
upon the order of the Mayor or Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kunz presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue 
permit to Frank Miller to complete the erec- 
tion of 2-story frame building now under 
construction at No. 9 Bauwans street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the following or- 
der: 

Whereas, Either through a laxity in the 
reports of Sidewalk Inspectors or in the 
spreading of assessments for sidewalks vari- 
ous errors have occurred and hardships been 
imposed upon property owners, such as an 
assessment of 127.36, sidewalk laid by private 
contract, claim of city, but $2.09 being for 
costs; sale of pr@perty for full amount of 
assessment and the accruing of penalties on 
sale of $14.58, being seven times the amount 
of the original claim and the assessment for 
which property was sold being thirteen times 
the amount due the city, and also where side- 
walk interseetions have been laid by the 
property owner when he laid his sidewalk 
and no account being taken of the fact that 
intersection was laid and no assessment levied 
to cover same, resulting in one property 
owner paying for the entire intersection, and 
no way of obtaining a refund because no 
money collected for the purpose, and other 
instances of the same general nature. Now, 
therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Special Assessment Com- 
mittee take up and investigate the workings 



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of the special assessment law as administered 
as regards the improper sales of property and 
also as regards the question of penalties, and 
ascertain whether the law prorides for the 
proper protection (aside from the collection 
of the taxes) of property owners' interests. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Special Assess- 
ment and General Traction. 



revocation at the option at any time of the 
Mayor, Commissioner of Public Works ox 
City Council. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Maypole and Fowler presented the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
permit Julius Koop, 495 and 497 Chicago av- 
enue, to string banner across street for pe- 
riod of thirty days. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Fowler presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit for the laying of 4-lnch water 
service pipe connecting with the public water 
supply pipe in Robey street, and extending to 
the premises known as the St. Andrew's 
Episcopal Church, on the northeast corner of 
Robey street and Washington boulevard, 
without a meter, to be used f.r the purpose 
of furnishing power for a pump orsran in 
said church, the cost of the laying of said 
pipe to be taken from or charged to the 
Water Pipe Extension Appropriation . 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
be is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J Losey, No. 1017 Lake street to place an 
eleetric sign in front of said premises, said 
si<m to be erected in accordance with rules 
and regulations of the Electrical Department. 
This permit to be subject to revocation at 
any time at the option of the Mayor, Com- 
missioner of Public Works or City Council. 
Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
M M Hayes, No. 577 Grand avenue, to place 
an electric sign in front of said premises. 
S"aid sign to be erected in accordance with 
the rules and regulations of the Electrieal 
epartment. This permit to be subject to 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Scully presented the following orders: 
Ordered, T at the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to S. 
Welch, No. 1371 Madison street, to place an 
electric sign in front of said premises, said 
sign to be erected in accordance with rules 
and regulations of Electrical Department. 
This permit to be subject to revocation at 
any time at the option of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be 
and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
C. A. Snyder, No. 1526 Madison street, to 
place an electric sign in front of said prem- 
ises, said sign to be erected in accordance 
with rules and regulations of Electrical De- 
partment. This permit to be subject to rev- 
ocation at any time at the option of the 
Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Eleetrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
H. H. Davidson, No. 13S4 Madison street, to 
place an electric sign in front of said 
premises, said sign to be erected in accord- 
ance with the rules- and regulations of the 
Electrical Department. This permit to be 
subject to revocation at any time at the op- 
tion of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. C. Kries, No. 477 South Western avenue, 
to place an electric sign in front of said 
premises, said sign to be erected in ac- 
cordance with the rules and regulations of 
the Electric .1 Department. This permit to 
be subject to revocation at any time at the 
option of the Mayer. 

Whieh were, on motiou, duly passed. 

Aid. Scully presented an order for rilling, 
grading and paving Millard avenue, from 
Harrison street to Colorado avenue,before the 
first day of next month, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Scully presented the claim of the 



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steamer "S. M. Stephenson" for damages by 
collision with Fullerton Avenue bridge, which 

was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following res- 
olution: 

Whereas, It is apparent to all citizens and 
tax payers, irrespective of party, in Chicago 
and Cook County, that the present hours for 
voting at the polls election days are not satis- 
factory io the masses, especially to* the labor- 
ing classes; and 

Whereas, Many voters are required to 
reach their work at an early hour in the 
morning and cannot lose time to vote then; 
it is too far for them to reach the polls at the 
noon hour and the polls close before their 
days work is done ; and 

Whereas, The law provides that election 
day shall be observed as a legal holiday, but 
few business houses close and very few give 
the voters in their employ the opportunity to 
exercise their rights at the polls; therefore, 
be it 

Resolved, That it is the sense of the City 
Council of Chicago that an amendment to the 
election law should be passed at the next ses- 
sion of the General Assembly to change the 
hours of keeping open the polls and receiving 
votes to between the hours of 6 A. M. and 8 
P. M. ; and, be it further 

Resolved, That the members of the Senate 
and House of Representatives from Cook 
County be and are hereby requested to use 
all honorable efforts t© bring about the pas- 
sage of such a change in the law, and that 
the City Clerk furnish each of the members 
of the next General Assembly a copy of the 
foregoing preamble and resolutions. 

Aid. Litzinger moved its reference to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to suspend the rules 
to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Fsreman, 
Jaekson, Doubek, Sloan, Young, Mavor, 



Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Brenner, 
Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cullerton, Moertel, 
Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, Maypole, 
Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, 
Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Race, 
Hunter— 58. 

JVays — Ailing, Litzinger, Badenoch — 3. 

Aid. Foreman moved to amend the resolu- 
tion by fixing the hours to read from 6 A. M. 
to 7 P. M. 

Aid. Rector moved to amend the resolution 
as follows : 

That the resolution be amended to read 
both "Election" and "Primary" days. 

The amendment was adopted. 

After further debate the whole subject 
matter was referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary with instructions to report within two 
weeks. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Novak presented the claim of E. G. 
Schubert for rebate on special assessment, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Novak presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Theo J. Pelikan to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 570 Blue Island avenue, 
to extend six feet from building. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was on motion, duly passed. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Fick presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 



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Works investigate the condition of the 22d 
street bridge spanning across the Chieago 
River, and report his finding to the City 
Council within two weeks from date. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Fick presented the claim of John J. 
Flannigan for services while disabled, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Brenner presented the following ordi- 
nance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same is hereby granted unto the 
Continental Bolt and Iron Works, their suc- 
cessors and assigns, to excavate for the pur- 
pose of a vault for placing a reserve oil tank 
under sidewalk space at the intersection of 
Lumber and Union streets in front of their 
building. 

Section 2. All the work of said excava- 
tion to be done under he direction and su- 
pervision of the Cummi.-sioner of Public 
Works and to his satisfaction. The said 
Continental Bolt and Iron Works shall exe- 
cute a bond to the City of Chicago in the 
penal sum of five thousand (£5,000) dollars, 
with sureties to be approved by the Mayor, 
conditioned that they observe and perform 
the terms of this ordinance and that they 
save and keep harmless the City of Chicago 
from any costs, damage or expense of any 
Kind whatsoever, which shall accrue against 
or be charged to or recovered from the City 
ef Chicago by reason of the passage or by 
reason of the exercise of any of the privi- 
leges herein granted. The compensation to 
be paid for the rights and privileges granted 
under this ordinance is hereby fixed at ten 
dollars per annum, payable annually in ad- 
vance, the first payment to be made on the 
1st day of December, A. D. 1902. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage 



and acceptance and the filing of the bond 
herein provided for. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Counell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Brenner presented the claim of Mat- 
thew Gillen for damage to merchandise by 
bursting of water main, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Snow presented the claim of Helen 
Bowen to recover money paid to lay sewer; 
also claim of John L. Mahoney for damage 
to property on account of track elevation, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the sum of $400 be trans- 
ferred from the credit of the fund known as 
"3A, Salaries" to the credit of the fund 
known as "3B, Stationery and Printing.*' 
under the appropriation for the City Clerk's 
Department, and the City Comptroller is 
hereby authorized and directed to make such 
transfer. 

Ordered, That the sum of $1,500.00 be trans- 
ferred from the credit of the fund known as 
"9A, Salaries" to "9B, stationery, printing 
and miscellaneous matters," under the ap- 



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propriatioa for the City Collector's Depart- 
ment, and the City Comptroller is hereby di- 
rected to make such transfer. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller and the 
City Sealer be and they are hereby author- 
ized and directed to transfer from the ap- 
propriation for salaries for the City Sealer's 
office to the salaries account ©f the City 
Prosecuting Attorney's office, for the purpose 
of employing an Assistant Prosecuting Attor- 
ney in connection with the City Sealer's 
office for the months of Noveinber and De- 
cember, 1902, the sum of one hundred and 
fifty ($150.00) dollars. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
transfer from Board of Local Improvement 
Appropriation, Letter U D" (1% City and 
County Collector), the sum of $2,500.00, and 
from Board of Local Improvements Appro- 
priation, Letters "B," "C" and U D" (Mis- 
cellaneous Office Expenses), $5,800.00, mak- 
ing a total of $8,300.00, and place the same 
to the credit of Board of Local Improvement 
Appropriation, Letter "A," salaries, for the 
purpose of paying General Inspectors, Sub- 
paving Inspeetors, House Drain Inspectors, 
Engineers, etc., for the balance of the year 
ending December 31st, 1902. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and I directed to 
transfer five thousand ($5,000) dollars from 
the appropriation garbage crematory to the 
credit of appropriation for cleaning of sewers 
and catch basins, repairs to sewers and 
covers, Said money to be distributed by the 
Commissioner of Public Works as emengency 
exists. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to enter into a contract with the»Illi- 
nois Central Railroad Company for the rental 
of twenty flat cars, one one-sided unloader, 
locomotive and crew, to be used in the con- 
struction of the intercepting sewer through 
the Illinois Central Railroad Company's yard 
at 51st street. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to transfer 
from the appropriation item, new pumping 
engines and foundations and necessary re- 
modeling of tunnels, Chicago avenue pumping 
station, etc., to the credit of repairs on pump- 
ing stations, the sum of thirty-five hundred 
($3,500) dollars. 

Ordered, That the Comp roller be and he is 



hereby requested and directed to pay all city 
employees for the month of November before 
Thanksgiving. 

Which were, on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Mavor presented the claim of the 
Gaffney & Long Construction Company for 
repaving certain streets; also the claim of 
Peabody, Houghteling & Co. for water re- 
bate, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Young presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Carrie A. Schwill to string electric wires 
under the alley between Drexel boulevard 
and Ellis avenue, 43d and 44th streets, be- 
tween the premises known as 4337 Drexel 
boulevard and the alley, Lots seventeen and 
eighteen (17 and 18), both owned by said 
Schwill. Said wires to be strung, con- 
structed and erected in accordance with 
the rules and regulations of the Electrical 
Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permit hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Litzinger presented the following or- 
dinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Pake street, from Bona- 
parte street to Lyman street, be and the same 
shall hereafter be known as Lloyd avenue. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be en- 
forced and take effect from and af er its 
passage. 

Which was", on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

lean — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foueek, Novak, 



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Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smuiski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays— None. 

Aid. Litzinger presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician is hereby 
directed to construct and maintain lights 
under the subways, from Loomis stree , to 
Ashland avenue under the Chicago & Alton 
railway tracks. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Litzinger presented an order for a 12- 
foot cinder walk on Ashland avenue, from 
35th to 39th streets, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Doubek presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
have switch track of E. E. Pattison removed 
across 25th place, from the C. & W. I. R. R. 
tracks, no authority having ever been 
granted for said permission. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
have the switch track of Leyendecker Bros, 
removed across the alley between 32d and 
33d streets from the P., Ft. W. & C. R. R. 
tracks, the permission having expired under 
ordinance of July 12, 1892. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered and directed to put 
electric lights in the subway under the Illi- 
nois Central and Chicago and Alton Railroad 
tracks at Halsted street, Hough place, Quarry 



street, Joseph street, Throop street, Bonfield 
street, Farrell and Loomis streets. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Jackson presented the following res- 
olution: 

Resolved, That Mr. George E. Hooker, who 
is traveling in Europe, is hereby requested 
and commissioned: 

1. To procure for the Municipal Library 
of Chicago such literature of general inter- 
est on municipal administration in Europe 
as he may find it practicable to obtain ; and, 

2. To investigate and report to this Coun- 
cil as to such methods and principles em- 
ployed in such administration, particularly 
in dealing with bousing, local transportation, 
open spaces and rapid city expansion as 
shall seem to him especially pertinent to the 
prospective growth of Chicago. 

The same to be done without expense to 
the City of Chicago. 

Resolved, That a certified copy of these 
resolutions be transmitted to Mr. Hooker. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Jackson presented t e claim of T. 
Lloyd Carey for property taken for street 
purposes, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Foreman presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Committee on Local 
Transportation be and it is hereby directed 
to have prepared aud present to this Council 
an ordinance making it a fineable offense for 
any person to sell or give away a street car 
transfer, or attempt to use a transfer which 
has been improperly procured. Said Com- 
mittee is further directed to consider and re- 
port to this Council whether the time limit of 
one (1) hour in Section 1723 of the Revised 
Code is a proper limit, and to recommend 
any changes in said Section 1723 which it 
may deem wise. Said Committee is further 
directed to present to this Council a compre- 
hensive transfer schedule based upon the 
recent decision of the Supreme Court of the 



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State of Illinois, to be adhered to by all street 
railway companies. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed and 
referred to the Committee on Local Trans- 
portation. 

Aid. Foreman presented the claim of B. 
Lewandowski for personal injuries, loss of 
horse and damage to buggy, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Ailing and Dixon presented an order 
for paving (brick) all alleys in block between 
Calumet and South Park avenues and 24th 
and 25th streets, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Kenna presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
H. J. Helmkamp to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 189 Lake street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission here- 
by granted to be revocable by the Mayor at 
any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
George Hay to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 305 5th avenue. Said sign to 
be constructed and erected in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the Electrical 
Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
W. J. Quaile to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 196 East 22d street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 



the Electrical Department and to the satis 
faction of the City Electrician. Tbe permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
B. King to erect an electrie sign in front 
of premises at 129 Dearborn street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Auguste Michel to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 387 State street. . Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the 
satisfaction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
William Caldwell to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at No. 158 East 22d street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
E. Wittenberg, to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 2124 Indiana avenue. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Frank Fioritor, No. 537 
Slate street, to erect a barber pole at the edge 
of sidewalk in front of said premises. Said 
permit to be subject to revocation at any 
time at the option of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
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State street, to erect a barber pole at the edge 
of sidewalk in front of said premises. Said 
permit to be subject to revocation at any time 
at the option of the Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. Coughlin presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John Collins to erect two (2j electric signs 
in front of premises at No. 138 La Salle 
street. Said signs to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules aud reg- 
ulations of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Chas. M. Roe to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 177 Wabash avenue. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulation - of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to C. 
H. Schaeil'er & Co. to erect an electric sign, 
3x4 feet, in front of premises at 230 East 
Madison street. Said sign to be constructed 
and erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revoca- 
ble by the Mayor at any time at his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Hoops & Ludwig to make 
an opening in the sidewalk in front of the 
premises situate at 144 Michigan avenue. 
Said opening to be covered with two (2) iron 
doors, and said opening and doors to be con- 
structed according to the rules of the depart- 
ment, and said permit to be subject to 
revocation at any time at the option of the 
Mayor or the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Which were, on motion, duiy passed. 



REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of William Meehan for 
personal injuries, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of accompanying 
orders. 

Aid. Mavor. moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 10th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of William Meehan for personal 
injuries, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to William Meehan 
in the sum of one hundred aud seventy-eight 
($178.00) dollars, and charge same to appro- 
priation for Central Park Pumping Station, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same; and, be it further 

unit ml. That the City Attorne.' be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to allow 
a judgment to be taken against the city in 
favor of William Meehan in the sum of two 
hundred and thirty-nine (£2:39.00) dollars; 
which judgment, in connection with the 
voucher herein ordered issued and paid, shall 
be in full of all claims of whatever kind or 
nature arising from or growing out of an ac- 
cident to said William Meehan .on December 
Sth, 1901 at the Central Park Pumping Sta- 
tion. 

This action is taken upon an opinion of the 
City Attorney and the recommendation of a 
sub-committee attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman, 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of John W. Ford for damages to 
wagon and horse, submitted a report recom- 



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mending the passage of an aecompanying 
order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 10th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of John W. Ford for damages 
to wagon and horse, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recomment the passage of the following 
order- 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and 
he is ' hereby authorized and directed to 
allow a judgment to be taken against the 
city in favor of John W. Ford in the sum of 
one hundred ($100.00) dollars; same to be in 
full of all claims of whatever kind or nature 
arising from or growing out of an accident 
to horse and wagon of said Ford's on June 
29th, 1902, on Colorado avenue near the in- 
tersection of Homan avenue, on account of 
defective condition of street. This action is 
taken upon an opinion of the City Attorney 
and recommendation of a Sub-Committee 
attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of John S. Flizikowski for personal 
injuries, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 10th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of John S. Flizikowski for 
personal injuries, having had the same unaer 



advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to John S. Flizikowski the sum of fifty 
(150.00) dollars; same to be in full of all 
claims of whatever kind or nature arising 
from or growing out of an accident to said 
John S. Flizikowski on May 10th, 1902, at 
1075J^orth 41st court, ©n account of defective 
sidewalk, and charge same to the Finance 
Committee Fund, Appropriation 1902, Official 
Record, March 18th, 1902, page 2387. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Attorney and a sub-com- 
mittee attached. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



also, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Thomas D. Moore for personal 
injuries, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 10th, 1902. 

Tn the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Thomas D. Moore for per- 
sonal injuries, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to allow 
a judgmentto be taken against the city in 
favor of Thomas D. Moore in the sum of 
three hundred (8300,00.) dollars; same to be 
in full of all claims of whatever kind or 
nature arising from or growing out of an 
accident to said Moore on April 14th, 1901, 
on Avondale avenue,, near Troy street, by 
reason of a defective sidewalk. 

This action is taken upon an opinion of the 
City Attorney, attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



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ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of H. I. Dahl for expenses of low- 
ering water pipes, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 10th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of H. I. Dahl for expense of 
lowering water pipes, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order- 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to H. I. Dahl the sum of eleven and fifty one- 
hundredths ($11.50) dollars, same to be in 
full of all claims for the lowering of water 
service pipes in front of 797-801 West 
Wrightwood avenue, and charge the same to 
the Finance Committee Fund, appropriation 
1902, Official Record, March 18th, 1902, page 
2387. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of William R. Manierre for 
compensation for use of property at 22d street 
and the river, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, November 10th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of William R. Manierre for 
compensation for use of property at 22d street 
and the river, having had the same under ad- 



visement beg leave to report and reeommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow a judgment to be taken against the 
city in favor of William R. Manierre in the 
sum of five hundred ($500.00 j dollars; same 
to be in full settlement of all claims of what- 
ever kind or nature for the use by the city of 
easement upon property at the south branch 
of the Chicago River and 22d street for the 
use of sewer at that point. 

This action is taken upon an opinion Of the 
Corporation Counsel attached hereto. 

Wm. Mayor 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claims of sundry persons for compensa- 
tion lor injuries received in the intercepting 
sewers, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 10th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claims of sundry persons for com- 
pensation for injuries received in the inter- 
cepting sewers, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
persons in the amount set opposite their 
names; same to be in full of all claims of 
whatever kind or nature arising from or 
growing ont of accidents to the said persons, 
respectively, while at work on the intercept- 
ing sewers, as per releases and waivers at- 
tached hereto, in accordance with his recom- 
mendations attached; and the Comptroller 
is ordered to pay the same from the appro- 
priation for intercepting sewers. 

Patrick Ruvane $46 25 

Thomas O'Grady 18 00 



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Chas. Williamson $ 2 50 

Patrick O'Malley 4 50 

Denis Remington 17 50 

Chas. Powers : . . 1 00 

Frank Runyan .,'... 9 00 

John O'Donnell 15 00 

John Hoyle 10 50 

John O'Donnell .. U 25 

Patrick McCarthy 76 00 

Wm. Mavor. 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Chicago Terminal Transfer Rail- 
road Company for damages to car (adverse 
recommendation by the Commissioner of 
Public Works attached) ; resolution in re in- 
terest on city funds ; claims of James H. 
Ridgeway, Thomas Enright, David Steinberg, 
Dennis Remington and Charles Ryan for per- 
sonal injuries (adverse recommendations by 
the City Attorney and a sub-committee at- 
tached) ; Mrs. Margaret Grey for personal in- 
juries (adverse recommendation by a sub- 
committee attached), submitted a report 
recommending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Mayor moved to concur in the report. 



The motion prevailed. 



JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was 
referred an ordinance, muzzling dogs, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying substitute ordinance 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, November 7th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred ordinance, muzzling dogs, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of the 
accompanying substituie ordinance. 

Charles Werno, 

Chairman. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That it shall be unlawful for 
any dog to run at large on any street, alley 
or other public place, within the limits of the 
City of Chicago, between the 1st day of July 
and the 15th day of September, unless such 
dog shall be securely muzzled or led by a 
chain so as to effectually prevent it from 
biting any person or animal; and any owner 
of a dog who shall suffer the same to run at 
large during the period hereinbefore named 
without a muzzle, shall be fined net less than 
two dollars (12.00) nor more than ten dollars 
($10.00) for each offense, and for every day 
he shall suffer the dog to run at large with- 
out a muzzle after having been convicted 
under this ordinance. 

Section 2. All ordinanees or parts of 
ordinances in confliet with this ordinance 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in full 
force and effect from and after its passage 
and due publication. 

ALSO, 

The same C@mmittee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance prohibiting one wheel of ve- 
hicles on track and the other on brick or as- 
phalt-paved streets, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 21st, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred ordinance vehicles prohibiting 
one wheel on track and the other on brick or 
asphalt-paved streets, having had the- same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that the ordinance do pass. 
Charles Werno, 

Chairman. 



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Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That no person shall drive ©r 
propel any vehicle, or cause the same to be 
driven or propelled, in, upon or along: any 
street, paved with asphalt or brick, in the 
City of Chicago, with the wheel or wheels of 
one side thereof in or upon either rail of any 
street railway track located upon such paved 
street, and with the wheel or wheels of the 
other side thereof extending over and upon 
the pavement of such street. 

Section 2. Any person violating 1 this or- 
dinance shall, upon conviction thereof, for 
each offense, be fined not less than five dollars 
nor more than twenty dollars. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage 
and publication. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance to provide carettes, omnibuses, 
etc., with rubber tires, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 21st, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was 
referred ordinance to provide carettes, omni- 
buses, etc., with rubber tires, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that the ordinance do pass. 

Charles Wekno, 

Chairman. 

AN ORDINANCE 

To regulate the operation of omnibuses, car- 
ettes, and other vehicles for the transpor- 
tation of passengers. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 
Section 1. That all omnibuses, carettes. 



and all other vehicles used for the transpor- 
tation of passengers for hire upon the streets 
of the City of Chicago, excepting street cars 
and such other vehicles as run upon tracks 
laid and provided for them, and excepting 
hacks, carriages, and cabs, shall be provided 
throughout with rubber tires of standard 
weight and size 

Section 2. Every person, company or cor- 
poration who shall, after this ordinance goes 
into effect, operate any of the vehicles here- 
inbefore described without providing the 
same with such rubber tires, shall be fined in 
a sum of not less than ten dollars for every 
day such vehicle shall be operated without 
such rubber tires. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
six months from and after its passage and ap- 
proval by the Mayor. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance amending an ordiuance of 
June 30th, 1902, in favor of Gustav Miller 
for a bay window, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 21st, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred ordinance Gustav Miller, 
amending bay window ordinance of June 
30th, 19i'2, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend 
that the ordinance do pass. 

Charles Werno, 

Chairman. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the C'ly 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance, published 
on page 859 of the Council Proceedings, giv- 
ing permission and authority to Gustav Miller 



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to construct and maintain a bay window a' 
144 LaSalle street, be amended in the fourth 
line of Section 3 to read; "The sum of $1.00 
per annum per square foot of sidewalk space 
occupied," instead of u the sum of $50.00 per 
annum." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect after its passage. 

SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred request of Board of Education for 
$15,000 for laboratories, lunGh room, etc., for 
John Marshall High School, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of an accom- 
panying order. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 28d, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred request Board of Education, John 
Marshall High School $15,000 for laboratories, 
lunch room, etc., having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, The the sum of $15,000 be appro- 
priated for the fitting up and finishing of 
laboratories, lunch room, etc., at the John 
Marshall High School, and that the City 
Comptroller k e and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to set aside the sum of $15,000 
from the unappropriated fealanee of the 
building account for the said improvement. 

W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
request of the Board of Education to acquire 
property for Avondale School, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 23d, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred request, Board of Education, Avon- 
dale School to acquire property, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave t« re- 
port and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order. 

Ordered, That the proper officers of the 
Board of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to acquire title, under the eminent 
domain law for the use of schools, to the fol- 
lowing described property: Three hundred 
feet of ground on Lawndale avenue, east 
front, northwest corner Schubert avenue, 
having a depth of 125 feet, being acre prop- 
erty not subdivided. 

W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Commit ee, to whom was referred 
request of the Board of Education for site at 
northwest corner of 106th street and Pulton 
avenue, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 23d, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred request Board of Education for site, 
northwest corner 106th street and Fulton 
avenue, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the proper officers of the 
Board of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to purchase for the use of schools 
a site on the northwest corner of 106th street 
and Fulton avenue (extended), having a 
frontage of 300 feet on Fulton avenue (Pull- 
man) extended by a depth of 125 feet, ex- 
tending back to alley 16-feet in width to be 
laid out, subject to general taxes after the 



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year 1901, and special assessments confirmed 
after date, for the sum of $5,000. 

W. F. Dunn, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
request of the Board of Education for per- 
mission tc locate scales in alleys in the rear 
of sundry school buildings, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report-.' 

Chicago, October 23rd, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred request of Board of Education for 
permit to locate scales in alleys in the rear of 
sundry school buildings, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permits to the Board of Education to 
place scales in alleys in the rear of the fol- 
lowing scbool buildings: 

Ellis Avenue, English High and Manual 
Training, Burns, Hamilton, McKinley 
High, Lake View, Ohio Street and Sawyer 
Avenue, Eberly Avenue and West Cullom 
Street, Dante, Jungman, South Division 
High, Oakland, Pickard Addition, Cooper, 
Washtenaw Avenue and Fifteenth Place. 

W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
request ®f the Board of Education to install 
204 fire alarm boxes in public schools under 
inspection and supervision of City Electric- 
ian, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is the report : 

Chicago, October 2Sd, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chieago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred request Board of Education to in- 
stall 204 fire alarm 'boxes in public schools 
under inspection and supervision of City 
Electrician, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the sum of $15,000 be appro- 
priated for the placing of fire alarm boxes in 
204 school buildings, the work to be done 
under the supervision of the City Electrician 
and to be tested and ap- roved by him, and 
that the City Comptroller be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to set aside the sum 
of $15,000, same to be charged to permanent 
improvements, for the placing of said fire 
alarm boxes. 

W. P. Dnun, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
request of the Board of Education to acquire 
property adjoining Geo. Devvev School, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the same 
be placed on file. 

Aid. Duun moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

GAS, OIL AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. 

The Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light, to wham was referred an order author- 
izing City Electrician to let contracts for 
storage batteries and lamp posts to American 
Battery Company, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Herrmann moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 16th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light, to whom was referred order City Elec- 
trician to let contracts for storage batteries 



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and lamp posts to American Battery Com- 
pany, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend th t the 
order do pass. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be 
and is hereby directed and authorized to 
et contracts to the lAmerican Battery 
Company, 172 South Clinton street, 
for furnishing four hundred and 
twenty-eight (428) cells of storage batteries 
for fire alarm service at $1.70 per cell, and to 
the Illinois Malleable Iron Company, 30-32 
West Monroe street, for furnishing thirty- 
two (32) combination iron and steel arc lamp 
posts at $41.00 per post; as per proposals 
made by said companies to said City Elec- 
trician, September 27th, 1902, in accordance 
with advertisement in the Chicago Journal 
of date September 16th, 1902. 

Ernst F. Herrmann, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance granting permission to the 
Electric Heat and Power Company t© con- 
struct, main ain and operate a heating, re- 
frigerating and ventilating plant, submitted 
a report recommending that the same be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Herrmann moved o concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance granting certain rights 
to the Austin Yaryan Company, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Herrmann moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

LICENSE. 

The Committee on License, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance permitting John R. 
Hughes to provide pure iced water, submitted 
a report recommending that the same be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Hunter moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order, City Collector not to issue license 
for saloon at Lawndale and Costello ayenues, 
submitted a -report recommending that the 
same be placed on file. 

Aid. Hunter moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition in favor of a saloon at 582 Costello 
avenue, submitted a report recommending 
that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Hunter moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition in favor of a prohibition district in 
territory bounded by North Central Park av- 
enue, West Pullerton avenue, North 40th 
avenue and Armitage avenue, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Hunter moved to concur in' the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a communication in re. securing an ordinance 
prohibiting a saloon within 250 feet of a 
church or school, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Hunter moved that the report be 
published and placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on License, to whom was 
referred the communication of His Honor, 
the Mayor, advocating an ordinance to pre- 
vent the establishing of saloons within two 
hundred and fifty feet of a church or school 
building, beg leave to report as follows: 

Your Committee have given the subject a 
great deal of attention, and while agreeing 
with the Mayor that some ordinance in this 



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matter would be very desirable, find that 
under present conditions no ordinance is 
practicable. 

An ordinance which would prohibit the 
granting of licenses to saleons to be here- 
after established, and at the same time ex- 
cept those now doing business, would be 
invalid, for the reason that it would be 
granting a preference to saloonkeepers 
already in business. 

On the other hand, an ordinance which 
would make no exceptions, and apply to all 
alike, would be entirely legal, but its effect 
would be to wipe out about five hundred 
saloons. 

As many of the saloonkeepers who would 
be so affected own the property where their 
places of business are located, and have been 
so engaged there for a long period, such an 
ordinance would work a great hardship. 

Your committee believe that the best solu- 
tion of the question is that the Mayor, under 
the exercise of the police power, continue his 
practice of refusing a license where an at- 
tempt is made to establish new saloons within 
two hundred and fifty feet of a church or 
school building. 

Tnos. M. Hunter, 
Chairman. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION. 

Tne Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. 
D., to whom was referred an ordinance 
in favor of Western Cold Storage Co. for 
coal hole, submitted a> report recommending 
that the same be passed. 

Aid. Min wegen moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 24th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen oj the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D., to whom was referred ordinance 
Western Cold Storage Co. for jcoal hole. 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the ordinance. 

John MlNWEGEN, 

Chairman. 



AN ORDINANCE 

Granting the Western Cold Storage Company 
permission to use and maintain a coal vault. 
Whereas, The Western Cold Storage Com- 
pany of Chicago lease and occupy the build- 
ing, 231 and 233 Michigan street, being fifty 
(50) feet front, and also own and occupy the 
building,244 and 246 Illinois street, being fifty 
(50) feet front, which is north of the prem- 
ises on Michigan street, and desires to use the 
alley between said two buildings as a coal 
vault ; now, therefore 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 1. Permission and authority be 
and are hereby granted to the Western Cold 
Storage Company of Chicago to construct, 
maintain and use a coal vault under the alley 
lying between the premises known as 231 and 
233 Michigan street and the premises known 
as 244 and 246 Illinois street, upon the terms 
and conditions hereinafter set forth. 

Section 2. Said Western Cold Storage Com- 
pany shall excavate said alley and cover the 
excavation with steel beams extending across 
said alley and supporting cement arches and 
coyer the same with an asphalt pavement. 
The grade of the top of the asphalt shall be in 
accordance with the directions of the Street 
Department of the city and specifications for 
the building of said vault shall be approved 
by said Street Department. Said alley shall 
be paved, maintained and used at all times so 
that teams and pedestrians can safely pas6 
over the same except when coal isbeingplaced 
therein. The construction and maintenance 
of said vault shall at all times be subject to 
the control of the city, which shall have a 
right to the reasonable use thereof without 
cost or expense to it for laying and maintain- 
ing wires through the same. The permission 
hereby granted may i>e revoked by the city at 
any time, and when so revoked said Western 
Cold Storage Company shall, without delay, 
fill up said coal vault and restore said alley 



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in manner satisfactory to the Commissioner 
of Public-Works of said city. 

Section 3. Said Western Cold Storage 
Company shall net use said coal vault until it 
shall have filed with the City Clerk of this 
city its acceptance of this ordinance, together 
-with its bond in the penal sum of five thou- 
sand dollars ($5,000), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor of said city, conditioned, 
that said Western Cold Storage Company 
will indemnify and keep harmless said city 
from any and all loss, damage or expense suf- 
fered by said city by reason of the construc- 
tion and maintenance of said coal vault, and 
for the restoration of said alley, when the per- 
mission hereby granted is revoked, to a con- 
dition satisfactory to the said Commissioner 
©f Public Works, and without any cost or 
charge to said city, and will promptly make 
the payments hereinafter set forth, and con- 
ditioned further to faithfully observe and per • 
form all the terms and conditions of this ordi- 
nance. 

Section 4. For the use of said coal vault 
said Western Cold Storage Company shall 
pay to the city the sum of one hundred dol- 
lars ^$100.00) per annum, payable on the first 
day of November, 1902, and on the first day of 
each succeeding November during the con- 
tinuance of this ordinance. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after the date of its passage and its 
acceptance by said Western Cold Storage 
Company, and the approval of the bond here- 
inbefore required. 



SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the speeial order, 
the ordinance in favor of the Chicago Yaryan 
Company, published October 13, 1902, page 
1257, be now taken up. 

Aid. Novak moved to amend the ordinance 
as follows : 

Amend said ordinance by adding a new sec- 
tion, No. 12^: 

"Said company shall not assign, lease, 



transfer or dispose of any of its rights or 
privileges granted herein to any person, firm 
or corporation or shall not consolidate with 
any other person, firm or corporation that 
would tend to make competition inoperative. 

"Said company shall deposit with the City 
Comptroller of the City of Chicago 51 per 
cent of its capital stock in escrow as security 
for the faithful observance of this section, and 
at any time that the said company shall vio- 
late any provisions of this .section the Comp- 
troller is hereby authorized and the said com- 
pany hereby consents to the forfeiture of said 
stock to the City of Chicago, and such stock 
shall be and become the property of the City 
of Chicago." 



Aid. Race moved to table Aid. 
amendment. 



Novak's 



The motion to table prevailed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, 
Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Moertel, Zimmer, 
Scully, Fowler, Maypole, Beilfuss, Leininger T 
Smulski, Dever, Roach, Powers, Patterson, 
Finn, Sullivan, Dousrherty, Werno, Herr- 
mann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, 
Kuester, Keeney, Butler, Connery, Ray- 
mer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, Butterworth r 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 54. 

Nays— Foucek, Novak, Cullerton, Min- 
wegen — 4. 

Aid. Foreman moved to further amend the 
ordinance as follows : 

"Amend 'Section 11 by making the com- 
pensation 1 percent, instead of 10 per cent." 

Aid. Jackson moved to amend Aid. Fore- 
man's amendment by fixing the compensa- 
tion at 5 per cent, in lieu of 1 per cent. 

Aid. Foreman moved to further amend the 
amendment as follows : 

"The maximum prices authorized in the 
ordinance shall be reduced 9 per cent." 

Aid. Hunter moved to table Aid. Foreman's 
amendment to the amendment. 

The motion to table prevailed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon r 
Jackson, Doubek, Sloan, Young:, Mavor, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Fick, Foucek,. 



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Novak, Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulski, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, 
Kuester, Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, 
Hart, Carey, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Badenoch, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Race, 
Hunter — 54. 



Nays — Foreman, 
mann — 4. 



Brenner, Dever, Eid- 



Ald. Jackson's amendment to Aid. Fore- 
man's original amendment was then lost. 

The question recurring on the motion to 
adopt Aid. Foreman's amendment, it was 
lo;t by yeas and nays as fellows: 

Yeas — Foreman, Bennett, Snow, Roach, 
Powers, Eidmann, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 11. 

Nays — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Sloan, Young, Mavor, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Scully, Fow- 
ler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, 
Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Finn, Minwegen, 
Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, 
Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Connell, 
Badenoch — 47. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which his amendment to Aid. Foreman's 
original amendment was lost. 

The motion to reconsider was lost by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas— Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Jackson, 
Doubek, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Dunn, Eidmann, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter — 16. 

Nays— Coughlin, Kenna, Moynihan, Bren- 
ner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cullerton, Moertel, 
Zimmer, Scully, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, 
Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, 
Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, 
Ehemann, Schmidt, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Connell, 
Badenoch— 43. 

Aid. Sloan moved to further amend the or- 
dinance as follows: 

Amend by adding after Paragraph 1 of 



Section 12, the following: "If work under 
this ordinance shall not be commenced within 
ninety days after the acceptance of the ordi- 
nance by the Chicago Yaryan Company this 
ordinance shall become null and void and of 
no effect." 

The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Blake moved to amend the ordinance 
as follows: 

Amend Section 11 by adding after the 
word ''receipts" at the end of line 6, in the 
first column of page 1261, the words "and all 
fiscal operations." 

The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Novak moved to further amend the 
ordinance as follows: 

Amend Section 8, Paragraph 1, line 10, by 
striking out words and figures "400" and in- 
sert words and figures "100." 

The amendment was adopted. 






Aid. Novak moved to 
ordinance as follows: 



further amend the 



Amend Section 11 of said ordinance, line S, 
after the word "year" and insert the follow- 
ing- "Including city street lighting." 

Aid. Hunter moved to table the amendment. 
The motion to table prevailed. 



Aid. Hunter mov' 
nance as amended. 



the passage of the ordi- 



The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxtoa, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays — None. 



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The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Granting certain rights and privileges to the 
Chicago Yaryan Company. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. Permission and authority are 
hereby granted to the Chicago Yaryan Com- 
pany, a corporation organized and existing 
under and by virtue of the laws of the State 
of Illinois, its successors and assigns, to con- 
struct, maintain and operate a plant or 
plants within the City of Chicagro, in the 
County of Cook and State of Illinois., together 
with the right of way under all alleys within 
that part of said City ©f Chicago which is 
bounded on the north by the center of North 
avenue, and on the east by the center of 
Fifty-second avenue, on the south by the 
center of Twelfth street, and on the west by 
the center of Austin avenue, and all avenues, 
streets and public ways within said part of 
said City of Chicago, for the purpose of 
placing, operating, maintaining and replac- 
ing one or more lines of mains, pipes and all 
necessary service pipes and appliances and 
connections for the purpose of manufactur- 
ing, supplying and distributing hot water and 
steam for heating and power purposes and 
for no other purpose; permission and 
authority are further granted to con- 
struct, operate and maintain an electric 
light, heat and power plant in that part 
of the City of Chicago which is bounded 
and described as follows: Commencing 
at the center of the intersection of 
Pine avenue and • Chicago avenue, run- 
ning thence west along the center line of 
Chicago avenue o the intersection of Park 
avenue and Chicago avenue, thence south 
along the center line of Park avenue to the 
center of the intersection of Superior 
street, thence west along the center of 
Superior street to the intersection of 
Waller avenue, thence south along the 
center of Waller avenue to the cen- 



ter of the intersection of Ontario street, 
thenee west along the center of Ontario 
street to the intersection of the center line 
of Prairie avenue, thence south aloug the 
center of Prairie avenue to the center of 
the intersection of Ohio street, thence west 
along the center of Ohio street to the 
center of the intersection of Franklin ave- 
nue, thence south along the center line of 
Franklin avenue to the north line of Midway 
Park (sometimes called Indiana street), thence 
west and along the north line of Midway 
Park to the center of Austin avenue, thence 
south along the center of Austin avenue to 
the south line of Midway Park, thence east 
along the south line of Midway Park to the 
center line of the intersection of Franklin 
avenue and Midway Park, thence south along 
the center line of Franklin avenue to the cen 
ter of the intersection of Franklin avenue 
and Lake street, thence west along the center 
of Lake street to the center of the intersec- 
tion of Austin avenue and Lake street, thence 
south along the center line of Austin avenue 
to the center' of the intersection of South 
boulevard and Austin avenue, thence east 
along the center of South boulevard to the 
center of the intersection of the center of 
Franklin avenue and South boulevard, 
thence south along the center line of 
Franklin avenue to tbe center line of the 
intersection of Washington boulevard and 
Franklin avenue, thence east along the 
center of Washington boulevard to the 
center of tbe intersection of Clark avenue 
and Washington boulevard, thence north 
along the center of Clark avenue to the center 
of the intersection of Lake street and' Clark 
avenue, thence west along the center of Lake 
street to the center of the intersection of Pine 
avenue and Lake street, thence north, along 
j the center of Pine avenue to the eenterof the 
I intersection of Pine avenue and Chicago ave- 
i nue, the place of beginning; together with 
I the right to enter upon all alleys, avenues, 
I streets and public ways within said part of 
' said City of Chicago, for the purpose of plac 



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ing, operating, maintaining and replacing one 
or more lines of wire, or other conduits or 
conductors, and all necessary feeders, service 
wires, serviee pipes, conductors or conduits 
in connection therewith, to be used for the 
purpose of electric lighting, heating and 
power purposes, and for no other purpose. 
"Provided that there be and is hereby re- 
served to the City of Chicago the right to 
have and maintain free of cost or expense a 
duct in any conduit of said company for the 
use of said City of Chicago.*' 

Section 2. The rights and privileges 
hereby given are granted for the term of 
twenty (20) years from and after the passage 
and acceptance of this ordinance. 

Section 3. All lines of wires, conductors 
or conduits shall be so constructed and main- 
tained as to meet the approval of the City 
Electrician of the City of Chicago, on the 
basis of the standard now or hereafter used 
in said city, and in all respects comply with 
the rules of the Department of Electricity of 
the City of Chicago, said wires or conductors 
shall be properly insulated and supported 
upon substantial poles. All poles to be prop- 
erly painted. "The permission and authority 
hereby granted and the construction, operation 
and maintenance of the plant, mains, pipes, 
wires, conductors, conduits, and other prop- 
erty of said company shall be at all times sub- 
ject to all ordinances of the City of Chicago 
now in force or which may hereafter be passed 
applicable to the subject matter of this ordi- 
nance. 

Section 4. All lines of pipes laid by said 
company shall be made of metal, and shall be 
constructed, joined and laid in a substantial 
manner, and shall be provided with the best 
and most modern improvements and appli- 
ances. The machinery used by said company 
for all purposes, shall be of the latest im- 
proved kind, and shall have such smoke-pre- 
venting attachments as shall prevent the evils 
and damaging effects of smoke to the greatest 
possible degree. All of which shall be sub- 



ject to the inspeetion and meet the approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works of said 
City of Chicago, who shall require complete 
maps of all construction to be furnished and 
filed with him as the same is completed by 
said company. 

Section 5. Said company shall not make 
any excavation in any alley, street, avenue 
or public place without first obtaining a per- 
mit so to do from the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the said city, whose duty it shall 
be to issue suGh permit or permits upon ap- 
plication of said company; provided, how- 
ever, that said company have complied with 
all of the provisions of this ordinance when 
said company shall apply for suah permit as 
therein provided. The said company shall 
aeposit with the City Treasurer of said city 
such a sum as the Commissioner of Public 
Works of said city shall deem sufficient to 
guarantee that said company will restore the 
alleys, streets, avenues, sidewalks, grounds, 
water pipes or sewer pipes to- a condition 
equally as good as before, within a reasonable 
time, and shall maintain the said alleys, 
streets, avenues, sidewalks or grounds in such 
good condition for the period of one year. 
And if said company shall fail, refuse or neg- 
lect to so restore said alleys, streets, avenues, 
sidewalks, grounds, water pipes or sewer 
pipes to a condition equally as good as before, 
within t«n days after the notice served upon 
said company so to do, then the said city shall 
cause the same to be done, and shall pay for 
the same out of the funds so deposited by 
the said company. If the said sum so depos- 
ited shall be insufficient to pay for such 
restoration of such alleys, streets, avenues, 
water pipes, sidewalks, grounds or sewer 
pipes, then the said company shall be liable 
for the excess cost; when the streets and 
alleys are restored to a condition meeting the 
approval of said Commissioner then said de- 
posits shall forthwith be returned to said 
Gompany by said city. 

Section 6. The said company shall erect 



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its po^es and lay its pipes and conduits in 
such parts of alleys, streets and public ways 
as the Commissioner of Public Works of 
said city shall designate in writing, and in no 
other place. The said company shall, upon 
notice from the said city, remove or change, 
at its own expense, any mains, pipes, 
service pipes, feeders, wires, poles or 
conduits which may be in the way of, or in- 
terfere with the construction or erection of 
any viaduct or public building, or any public 
work within the said city. Said company 
shall not do any permanent injury to any 
alleys, streets, avenues, sidewalk or public 
place, or to any shade trees, or in any man- 
ner unnecessarily disturb ar interfere with 
any water pipe, sewer pipe, gas pipe, or con- 
duits now or hereafter laid by said city, or 
any authorized person, company or corpora- 
tion. Said company shall not open or encum- 
ber more of any alley, street, avenue or public 
place at any time than may be necessary to 
enable it to proceed with advantage in the 
laying of its mains, pipes, poles and conduits, 
together with the required feeders and service 
pipes and wires ; nor shall said company open 
more than five hundred continuous feet of any 
alley, street, avenue or public place at any 
onetime; nor shall said company permit the 
same to be open for a longer period than shall 
be necessary to execute the work for which 
the same shall have been opened; or without 
putting up the necessary barriers and lights 
so as to effectually prevent the happening of 
any accident in consequence of any such 
opening or encumbering of such alley, street, 
avenue, or public place. No street, or avenue 
shall be rendered impassable at any time be- 
tween the hours of 7 a. m. and 9 p. m. 

Section 7. The rights and privileges 
hereby granted are upon the express condition 
that sufficient and satisfactory heat shall be 
furnished to patrons at all times when it is 
required by climatic conditions for heating 
purposes; and that the cost and charge of 
furnishing heat to consumers shall not ex- 



ceed the sum of one-third of one cent per 
cubic foot per annum; it being understood, 
however, that the cubic contents of any house 
shall be calculated by measuring the length, 
width and height on the outside, and that the 
product of said three dimensions shall be the 
cubic contents for t e purpose of fixing the 
rate of charge for heating any house; and 
provided further, that in making such meas- 
urements, the height shall be ascertained by 
finding the distance fr®m the upper part of 
the foundation to the ceiling ©f the second 
floor, excluding basements; and provided 
lurther, that the consumers shall not require 
radiators in more than two stories of any 
house without a special contract as to rates. 
But in no case shall the rate for heating other 
stories exceed the proportional rate therein 
provided for two stories. 

Section 8. The light furnished shall be 
the best of its kind ; and the cost and charges 
of furnishing light to individual consumers 
when furnished by the said company, its suc- 
cessors or assigns for private or public light- 
ing shall not exceed the following rates : 

1. Arc light of 2,000 candle power each, 
furnished to the city, to burn all night, and 
every night in the year, except such nights as 
may be excepted by order of the City Elec- 
trician, at $40 per lamp; provided, however, 
that the City of Chicago shall furnish the 
poles, lines, conduits, lamps, equipment and 
attachments complete for all lights furnished 
to it, and shall contract for not less than one 
hundred (100) lights, if for any, for a period 
of one year, with the privilege of extending 
such period for four (4) years longer. The 
said company to furnish and supply the elec- 
tric current only for lamps as aforesaid. All 
electric current supplied to the city shall be 
suitable for ©perating high tension series arc 
lamps of either the open or enclosed type. 
Location of lights to be made by said city. 

2. Arc lamps, 2,000 candle power, for pri- 
vate consumers, burning until midnight, six 
dollars ($6.00) per month, each lamp; burn- 



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ing all night, seven dollars ($7.00) per month, 
each lamp. 

3. For incandescent lamps for domestic 
and commercial lighting, not to exceed ten 
cents (10c) per thousand watts. 

But it is agreed, however, and made an ex- 
press condition of the rights and privileges 
hereby granted, that said company shall 
make a reduction in the above rates, and in 
such rates as may hereafter be fixed by the 
City Council as hereinafter provided for, both 
for heating and lighting, of twenty-five per 
cent (25$) for heat and light furnished any 
public building, including school houses that 
are now, or may. hereafter be erected by the 
City of Chicago, within that part of the City 
of Chicago above described and covered -by 
this ordinance. The City of Chicago here- 
by reserves to itself the right by ordinance of 
the City Council to alter said rates so fixed 
as aforesaid and to fix the same at any 
reasonable rate. 

Section 9. The rights hereby granted are 
further conditioned on the erection in said 
part of said City of Chic go ready for opera- 
ti@n by said company on or before October 
lit. 1903, of a plant or plants of a capacity 
sufficient to supply not less than one hundred 
houses; provided, however, that said com- 
pany shall not be compelled to lay mains for 
the conducting of hot water and the supply- 
ing of heat within any particular portion of 
said territory unless applications be first made 
in writing to said company by at least twelve 
owners of houses of average size in any quar- 
ter of a mile in such particular portion of 
said city, all of which houses shall be within 
one-half mile of plant then erected. 

Section 10. The said privileges herein 
granted are upon the express condition that 
said company shall, before asking permits 
under this ordinance, file with the City Clerk 
a good and sufficient bond, to be approved by 
the Mayor of said city, in the penal sum of 
fifteen thousand (115,000) dollars, conditioned 
that the said company and its assigns shall 



comply with and faithfully observe and per- 
form all the terms and conditions of this or- 
dinance, and shall indemnify and save harm- 
less the said City of Chicago against all and 
any damages, judgments, decrees and costs of 
whatsoever kind and nature arising by reason 
of the passage of this ordinance, or growing 
out of the exercise of the privilege herein 
granted, and shall promptly restore, or pay 
the cost of restoring any and every street or 
public way disturbed by it in its work here 
under, and shall promptly make the pay- 
ments of the percentage upon its receipts 
herein required. 

Section 11. The said rights hbrein granted 
are upon the express condition that said com- 
pany will on, or before the 10th day of Jan- 
uary, of each year after the first three years 
of the operation of its plant, pay to the City 
of Chicago ten per cent of its gross receipts 
and all fiscal operations for such year, except- 
ing its receipts for public heating and 
lighting, in which a discount of twenty- 
five per cent (25%) is provided for herein. 
For the purpose ot euabling the city 
to in'form itself of the company's receipts, 
the City Comptroller or some person ap- 
pointed therefor by him, shall have access to 
the books, papers and records of the company 
at all reasonable and necessary times. The 
amount found by said City Comptroller, or 
his representative, to be the gross receipts of 
the said company for the year for which he 
makes examination, shall be the amount 
upon which said company shall pay such 
percentage. 

Section 12. The said rights herein granted 
are upon the express condition that the said 
city shall have the right to purchase the en- 
tire plant, lines, equipment and all property 
andrights owned by said company within the 
territory described in Section 1 of this ordi- 
nance, on the 1st day of January, A. D. 1918, 
at an appraised valuation exclusive -of the 
value of this franchise. To avail itself of 
this right, said city shall notify said company 



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in writing of its intention to purchase on the 
let day of January, A. D. 1312, or within 
sixty (60) days thereafter, and shall at the 
same time name some one appraiser, who is 
a tax payer upon Cook County real estate, 
whose assessed value taxation for the year 
1911 is not less than ten thousand dollars 
($10,000) as the City Council may direct and 
order. Said company shall within the same 
time, name a second appraiser with like 
requirements and qualifications, and the 
Judge of the Probate Court of Cook County 
shall name the third appraiser within the 
same time, each of whom shall have the same 
requirements and qualifications. Said ap- 
praisers or a majority of them, shall immedi- 
ately proceed to make a full, complete and 
fair estimate of the value of said company's 
plants, lines, equipment and all property and 
rights owned and enjoyed by the said com- 
pany, excepting only the value of the fran- 
chise rights herein granted by said city and 
to make its full report within sixty (60) days. 
Said city shall pay to said company the full 
amount of such appraisement in cash within 
one year after such appraisement is made, 
whereupon said city shall take possession of 
the property appraised forthwith ; and said 
company shall then, by a good and sufficient 
conveyance, convey all of its property ,.real 
and personal, to the City of Chicago, as the 
City Council may require. 

If work under this ordinance shall not be 
commenced within ninety days after the ac- 
ceptance of the ordinance by the Chicago 
Yaryan Company, this ordinance shall be- 
come null and void and of no effect. 

If the plant or plants herein provided for 
are not constructed on or before the first day 
of October, A. D. 1903, with the capaGity^to 
heat and light at least one hundred houses, or 
if said company or its assigns shall at any 
time fail to operate same for a continuous 
period of six (6) months, then all rights and 
privileges granted by this ordinance shall 
absolutely cease and determine. Any delays, 



however, caused by inability to seeure neces- 
sary materials or by litigation brought against 
said company without collusion on the part 
of said company shall not be counted as a 
part of the time given said company for in- 
stalling its first plants, as herein provided. 

The said company shall give written notice 
to said city of all suits brought against it 
within ten (10) days after summons therein is 
served upon it, and the said city shall have 
the right to intervene and become a party to 
all suits where the said city may be inter- 
ested for any purpose, and take snch steps 
therein as to it may seem proper. If the said 
company shall fail to give netice as above 
provided, then it shall not be excused from 
completion of its plant by reason of any delay 
resulting from such suit. 

Section 13. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and acceptance of the same by the 
said company; provided, however, that said 
acceptance shall be filed within sixty days 
after the passage hereof . 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Schultz Brothers' 
Lumber Company for refund of lumber li- 
cense, deferred and published October 20, 
1902, page 1298. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order therewith. 

The motion -prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

y ea , s — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beiifuss, Lein. 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
man, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 



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Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
the Schultz Brothers Lumber Company the 
sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars; same 
to be in full of all claims for refund of money 
paid on January 5th, 1S9S, for lumber yard 
license No. 113, and charge same to the Fi- 
nance Committee Fund, appropriation bill 
1902, Official Record March 18th, 1902, page 
2387. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Collector, attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the claim of the Ward Lumber 
Company for refund of lumber license, de- 
ferred and published October 20, 1902, page 
1299. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litziuger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
vaD, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton. Race, Hunter — 63. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to the Ward Lumber Company the sum of 
one hundred 1 1100.00) dollars; same to be in 
full of all claims for the refund of money 
paid for lumber yard license. No. 98, on 
November 9, 1897, and charge same to the 
Finance Committee Fund, Appropriation 
bill 1902, Official Record March 18th, 1902, 
page 2387. 



This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Collector attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion? of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of E. E. Moberly & Co. 
for refund of lumber license, deferred and 
published October 20, 1902, page 1299. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays a< follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey. Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

Nays— None. 



The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to E. E. Moberly & Co. the sum of one hun- 
dred ($100.00) dollars; same to be in full of 
claim for refund of money paid for Lumber 
Yard License No 106 on December Gth, 1897, 
and charge same to the Finance Committee 
Fund, Appropriation Bill 1902, Official Rec* 
ord, March 18th, 1902, page 23S7. . 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Collector attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Maver, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the claim of Daniel Duffy for re- 
pairing defective house drains, deferred and 
published October 20, 1902, page 1299. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 



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Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, iRayraer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton,Race, Hunter— 63. 

Nays — None. 



The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
issue a voucher to Daniel Duffy in the sum 
of thirty-one and thirty one-hundredths 
($31.30) dollars; same to be in full of all 
claims on account of repairs necessary on 
defective house : drain at 6702 State street, 
and charge same to the Finance Committee 
Fund, Appropriation Bill 1902, Offieial Rec- 
ord, March 18th, 1902, page 2387. This 
action is taken upon the recommendation 
of the Superintendent of Sewers attached 
hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Finance 
on the claim of J. H. Norton for refund of 
special assessment, deferred and published 
October 20, 1902, page 1300. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 



ments be and it is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a voucher to J. H. Norton in 
the sum of twenty-one and seventy-two one- 
hundredths ($21.72) dollars, being rebate due 
as per their report of October 14th, 1902, 
under Warrant 24175, to said J. H. Norton, 
upon presentation of duplicate receipt. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Fowler, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, W. D., on an ordinance in favor 
of the Chicago Northern Railway Company, 
deferred and published October 20, 1902, 
page 1300. 

Aid. Fowler moved to amend the ordinance 
as follows: 

Amend said ordinance by striking^out Sec- 
tions 3 and 4 of the printed ordinance as 
found on page 1301, left hand column, of the 
Council Proceedings of ^October 20th, 1902, 
and insert in lieu thereof the following Sec- 
tions: 

Section 3. The City of Chicago, until 
such time as it shall require said tracks to be 
elevated, shall have the right to lay out 
streets across the right of way of said com- 
pany upon the route herein described, with- 
out compensation to said company, and said 
company hereby agrees to'make no resistance 
in court or otherwise to the extension of any 
street across such right of/way as the City of 
Chicago may by ordinance ^provide. 

Section 4. This ordinance is granted 
upon the express condition that said rail- 
way company shall save, protect and in- 
demnify the City 'Off Cnicago^against any and 
all damages resulting from the construction 
of said tracks and the operation of cars 
thereon. 

Section 5. The franchises and privileges 
herein granted shall be subject to all general 
ordinances of the City of Chicago now in 
force or hereafter to be passed, affeeting rail- 
ways and their operations, and to all special 
ordinances that may. be passed relative to the 
elevation of the tracks herein authorized and 
the construction of subways thereunder at all 
street crossings. Any telegraph line erected 
by authority of this ordinance shall be placed 
under groundcat all streets now or hereafter 
existing that may be erossed by such line, 
whenever the City Council of the City of 
Chicago shall so direct. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall be in force 
and take effect- from -and after its passage and 



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upon filing with the City Clerk a written ac- 
ceptance by the Chicago Northern Railway 
Company at any time within thirty days after 
the passage hereof, which -acceptance shall 
include an agreement to elevate said tracks 
when required so to do by any ordinance of 
the City of Chicago; also amend line 5 in 
Section 1. »insert the word "steam" so as to 
read "maintain and operate a steam railroad." 

The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Fowler moved the passage ©f the ordi- 
nance as amended. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger. Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek. Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester. 
Keeney, Butler, Counery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 63. 

Hays -None. 

The following is the ©rdinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the Chicago Northern Railway 
Company to construct, maintain and oper- 
ate a railroad in the City of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby given and granted 
to the ChicagoNorthern Railway Company, its 
grantees, lessees, successors and assigns, to lay 
down, maintain and operate a steam railroad, 
with one or more main tracks and proper con- 
necting tracks, turnouts, switches and appur- 
tenances over such lands as it now has or may 
hereafter in any manner acquire, and over 
and across all intervening streets or alleys, 
along and upon the following route, that is to 
say: Commencing at a point in the northern 



boundary of the City of Chicago near the 
northeast corner of the northwest quarter of 
Section three (3). Township forty (40) 
North, Range thirteen (13), east of 
the Third Principal Meridian ; thence in a 
southerly direction to a point of connection 
with the railroad of the Chicago and North- 
western Railway Company at a peint near 
the northeast corner of the northwest quarter 
of Section ten (10), Township forty (40) 
North. Range thirteen (13). East of the Third 
Principal Meridian. And for said purposes 
the right is hereby granted to cross with said- 
tracks at suitable angles all of the existing 
streets, highways and alleys upon or along 
the line of said railroad, or which may be 
hereafter opened across the same, occupying 
not more than two hundred and fifty (250) 
feet of the length of any one street, alley or 
highway. 

Sec. 2. Permission and authority are also 
hereby granted to the said Chicago Northern 
Railway Company to erect and operate for its 
use and benefit on its right of way herein 
granted a line of telegraph : subject, however, 
to the present conditions and provisions of all 
ordinances of the City of Chicago. 

Sec. 3. The City of Chicago, until such 
time as it shall require said tracks to be ele- 
vated, shall have the right to lay out streets 
across the right of way of said company upon 
the route herein described without compensa- 
tion to said company, and said company 
hereby agrees to make no resistance ia court 
or otherwise to the extension of any street 
across such right of way as the City of Chi- 
cago may by ordinance provide. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance is granted upon 
the express condition that said railway com- 
pany shall save, protect and indemnify the 
City of Chicago against any and all damages 
resulting from the construction of said tracks 
and the operation of cars thereou. 

Sec. 5. The franchises and pri?ileges 
herein granted shall be subject to all general 



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ordinances of the City of Chicago now in 
force or hereafter t© be passed, affecting rail- 
ways and their operations, and to all special 
ordinances that may be passed relative to the 
elevation of the tracks herein authorized and 
the construction of subways thereunder at 
all street crossings. Any telegraph line 
erected by authority of this ordinance shall 
be placed under ground at all streets now or 
hereafter existing that may be crossed by 
such line, whenever the City Council of the 
City of Chicago shall so direct. 

Sec. 6. This ordinance shall be in force 
and take effect from and after its passage and 
upon filing with the City Clerk a written ac- 
ceptance by the Chicago Northern Railway 
Company at any time within thirty days after 
the passage hereof, which acceptance shall 
include an agreement to elevate said tracks 
when required so to do by any ordinance of 
the City of Chicago. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Fowler, 
presented the majority and minority reports 
of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D., on an ordinance permitting the Allis- 
Chalmers Company to lay a switch track, de- 
ferred and published Oct. 20, 1902, page 1302. 

Aid. Fowler moved to substitute the mi- 
nority report for the majority report. 

Aid. Smulski moved that the whole sub- 
ject matter be made a special order for the 
next regular meeting at 8.30 o'clock P. M. 

The motion was lost. 

After debate, Aid. Mavor moved to recon- 
sider the vote by which the foregoing motion 
was lost. 



The motion prevailed. 

The question recurring on the motion to 
make the whole subject matter a special order 
for the next regular meeting at 8.30 o'clock 
P.M. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Minwegen, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, N. D. on an ordinance in 
favor of the Brunswick, Balke Collender 



Company for a coal hole, deferred and pub- 
lished October 20, 1902, page 1304. 

Aid. Minwegen moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Roach, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Minwegen, Sulli- 
van, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Conaery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby given to, the 
Brunswick, Balke Collender Company, a cor- 
poration, to excavate, use and maintain the 
space under the alley between Superior street 
and Huron street, running east and west from 
Sedgwick street to Orleans street, in the City 
of Chicago ; said excavated space to be used 
for storing coal and other like purposes ; and 
sball be located within the following points: 
Beginning at a point on the north line of said 
east and west alley, 59.5 feet east of the east 
line of Sedgwick street, thence running south 
18 feet to the south line of said alley, 
thence running east along the south line of 
said alley, 79.18 feet, thence running 18 feet 
north to the north line of said alley, thence 
running west along the north line of said 
alley 79.18 feet to the point of beginning. 

Provided, That said Brunswick, Balke, 

Collender Company make such excavation 

and cover and construct the same according 

to plans to be submitted to and authorized 

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Works ; and provided, further, that the sur- 
face of said alley ov«r the space so excavated 
shalbbe restored in as short time as possible, 
to as good condition for public traffic as be- 
fore said excavation was made, and provided, 
farther, that all of the work to be done under 
the provisions of this ordinance shall be done 
under the supervision and to the satisfaction 
of the Commissioner of Public Works, and 
that the surface of said excavation or vault 
be kept in good condition and repair by said 
grantee during the life of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The construction , maintenance 
and use of such excavated space shall at all 
times be subject to the control of the City of 
Chicago, and said city shall have the right to 
reasonable use of said space, free of charge, 
for the running or laying of city wires or 
mains or conductors, and such permission 
and authority herein given is granted subject 
to the right of the C'ty of Chicago, which 
said right is hereby expressly reserved, to re- 
voke said permission and authority, by its 
Mayor or [Commissioner of Public Works, 
and to require that the use of the space be 
discontinued, -and that said space be tilled 
up at the expense of the Brunswick, 
Balke, Collender Company, whenever, 
in the opinion of the said Mayor 
©r Commissioner of Public Works, 
the public interests of the City of Chicago 
shall require. No work shall be done in and 
about the construction of the work herein 
authorized until a permit authorizing the 
commencement of the same shall first have 
been issued by the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago. 

Section 3. In consideration of the privi- 
leges herein granted, the said Brunswick, 
Balke, Collender Company shall pay to the 
City of Chicago the sum of one hundred 
(1100.00) dollars per annum, for each and 



every year during the life of this ordiuance, 
the first payment to be made as of the date 
of the passage of this ordinance and each 
succeeding payment semi-annually thereafter, 
on the first day of January and the first day 
of July of each year; payments to be made 
at the office of the City Comptroller of the 
City of Chicago. 

Section 4. Before doing any work under 
and by virtue of the authority herein granted, 
the said Brunswick, Balke, Collender Com- 
pany shall execute a bond to the City of Chi- 
cago, in the penal sum of five thousand dol- 
lars, with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned that said company will 
in all respects fully comply with the terms 
and conditions of this ordinance, and shall 
indemnify and save harmless the said City of 
Chicago against all and any damages, judg- 
ments, decrees and costs, of whatever kind or 
nature, arising by reason of the passage ©f 
this ordinance or growing out of the exercise 
of the privileges herein granted, and shall 
promptly restore, or pay the cost of restor- 
ing the surface of said excavated space. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage; 
and acceptance of the same by said company 
and the filing and approval of the bond 
herein required. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. M«Inerney moved that the Council 
do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned to meet 
on Monday, November 17, 1902, at 7:30 
o'clock P. M. 




9 
City Clerk 



.JOHN F. HIGGINS PRINT 



>■• ,9S " 198 CLARK 8TRE«T 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

Chicago, Illinois 



Regular Meeting, November 17, 1902 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, November 21, 1902. 






Present— His Honor, the Mayor and Aid. 
Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, Jaekson, 
Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, Mayor, Bennett, 
Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Fick, Foucek, 
Novak, Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmei*, Cerveny, 
Scully, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, 
Leininger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, Wil- 
liston, Blake, Keuster, Keeney, Butler, Con- 
nery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butter- 
worth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton and Hunter. 

Absent— Aid. Foreman, Young, Brenner, 
Friestedt, Roaeh, Raymer, Carey and Race. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the minutes of 



the regular meeting held November 10, 
1902, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 



REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his re- 
port of releases from the House of Correc- 
tion for the week ending November 16, 1902, 
which was 

Placed on file 



The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, ) 

November 17th, 1902. S 

To the Honorable^ the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith a report 
from the Department of Public Works in re- 
gard to the condition of the rights of way of 
the various traction companies in the City of 
Chieago, and would request that the same be 
published in the Council Proceedings and 



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referred to your Committee on Local Trans- 
portation. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 



Department of Public Works, 
Chicago, October 28th, 1902. 



Hon. 



Carter H. Harrison, Mayor : 

Dear Sir -Replying to yours of the 27th 
instant, regarding street railway rights of 
ways, I beg to return herewith reports regard- 
ing said matter from the Superintendent of 
Streets in answer to your memorandum ©n 
Mr. Doherty's letter of the 28th of April last. 

Very respectfully, 

W. F. Brennan, 

Deputy Commissioner. 



Department of Public Works, J 

Bureau of Streets, . > 

Chicago, October 27th, 1902. J 

Hon. F. W. Blocki, Commissioner of Public 

Works : 

Dear Sir — 1 return herewith reports dated 
April 28, 1902, on the condition of the rights 
of way of the various traction companies 
which were returned to this department for 
the purpose of checking up and revising same. 
Reports are substantially the same. There 
were several streets omitted from the pre- 
vious reports. I attach a list giving these 
streets as well as streets which have been 
repaved and repaired sinee then : 

Chicago Union Traction Company, West, 
North, and Northwest Divisions.) 

Chicago Consolidated Traction Company. 

Chicago City Railway Company. 

Chicago General Railway Company. 

Chieago Electric Traction Company. 

Suburban Railroad Company. 

South Chicago City Railway Company. 

Calumet Electric Railway Company. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. J. DOHHRTT, 

Superintendent of Streets. 



Department of Public Works, | 
Bureau of Streets, V 
Chicago, April 28, 1902. ) 

Hon. F. W. Blocki, Commissioner of Public 
Works : 

Dear Sir — I transmit herewith report 
showing the condition of the Chicago Union 
Traction Company's rights of way in the 
west, north and the northwest divisions of 
the city. 

Yours truly, 

M. J. DOHERTY, 

Superintendent of Streets. 



REPORT ON CONDITION OF CHICAGO UNION 
TRACTION COMPANY'S RIGHT OF WAY- 
WEST DIVISION. 

MADISON STREET. 

From State Street to 5th Avenue- 
Cable track paved with common granite. 
While there are no holes or bad depressions 
the old granite is badly worn and is not of a 
uniform size. That part of Madison street 
east of Dearborn street is depressed on ac- 
count of new building. 

From 5th Avenue to Clinton Street — 

Is paved with old granite. There are no 
holes, but theold granite is badly worn. 

From Jefferson Street to Western Avenue — 
Cable tracks paved with common granite. 
Center of tracks paved with asphalt. The 
asphalt is in good condition. There are some 
slight depressions alongside the cable slot 
rail between Jefferson and Ogden avenue. 

From Western Avenue to Rockwell Street— 
Cable tracks paved with common granite 
in fair condition- Center of tracks paved 
with cedar block, which is rotten and badly 
worn. 

From Rockwell Street to 40th Avenue- 
Cable tracks paved with common granite 
in good condition. Center of track paved 
with briek, except from Homan avenue to 
Hamlin avenue, which is paved with asphalt, 
which is in good condition. 

COLORADO AVENUE. 

From California Avenue to Douglas Boule- 
vard — 
Cedar block pavement. Several bad holes. 



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From California Avenue to Kedzie Avenue- 
Cedar block pavement decayed and badly 
worn. Pavement is also badly worn at St. 
Louis avenue. Every time there is a heavy 
rain blocks break into smalk pieces. Traffic 
is light on this street. 

ADAMS STREET. 

From Wabash Avenue to Chicago River- 
Paved with common granite. There are no 
bad holes. Blocks are badly worn on sur- 
face. Some slight depressions. 

From Canal Street to Centre Avenue- 
Paved with cobble stone and granite in the 
intersections. From Halsted street to Mor- 
gan is in bad condition. Several depressions 
in the eobble paving. Water lays en street 
every time it rains. 

VAN BUREN STREET. 

From State Street to Chicago River- 
Paved with common granite. There are no 
holes in pavement, but the granite blocks are 
badly worn and not of a uniform size. There 
are some small depressions. In order to 
make a good repair it would be necessary to 
cull out more than half the old granite 
blocks. 

From the Chicago River to Halsted Street- 
Paved with common granite. Some small 
depressions and the street needs a general 
repairing. 

From Halsted Street to Kedzie Avenue- 
Paved with cobble stone except the center 
lrom Western avenue to Kedzie avenue, 
which is cedrfr block. The condition of this 
street, between Western avenue and Kedzie, 
is very bad, especially between Western av- 
enue and Washtenaw avenue. There are 
some dangerous hoi s in center of tracks. I 
understand the street ear company is going 
to pave their right of way from Center ave- 
nue to Kedzie avenue with dressed granite. 
From Halsted street t© Center avenue should 
also be paved with dressed granite. 

HARRISON STREET. 

From Canal Street to Ashland Boulevard- 
Cobble paving and granite in the intersec- 
tions. The cobble paving is below grade in 
several places, especially between Halsted and 
Center avenue where the side is paved with 
brick. The water lays on the tracks all the 
time. 

From Ashland Avenue to Western Avenue- 



Paved with square oak block which is 
badly worn away and rotten and is one mass 
of small ruts. It would be impossible to 
make any repairs between these points. 
Should be paved with some modern pave- 
ment to conform with asphalt pavement. 

From Western Avenue to Kedzie Avenue- 
Paved with cedar block. The pavement is 
decayed and worn down in several places. 
There are some small ruts on this street be- 
tween these points. The brick paving under 
the subway at Rockwell street is in bad con- 
dition. 

TAYLOR STREET. 

From Canal Street to Halsted Street- 
Paved with common granite. There are 
several bad depressions and needs a general 
repairing. 

From Halsted Street to Ashland Avenue- 
Tracks paved with cobble stone; center is 
paved with ceaar block. There are several 
bad holes in the cobble stone paving all 
along between these points. The cedar block 
in the center is in very bad condition. Sev- 
eral dangerous holes between Center ave- 
nue and Ashland avenue. 

From Ashland Boulevard to Western Av- 
enue — 
Paved with cedar block which is badly 
worn and decayed. Several bad holes be- 
tween Paulina and Robey streets. 

TWELFTH STREET VIADUCT. 

From Wabash Avenue to Chicago River- 
Paved with square oak block which is de- 
cayed and badly worn. A Trilby grooved 
rail should be laid and right of way be paved 
with 6-inch Geargia pine block from Wabash 
avenue to bridge and ineluding bridge. 

From River West to Canal Street- 
Two viaducts paved with square pine 
block in good condition. Between the two 
viaducts is paved with granite. 

From Viaduet to Canal Street — 

Paved with granite, needs a general repair- 
ing. 

TWELFTH STREET. 

From Canal Street to Ashland Avenue- 
Paved with cobble stone paving except the 
center, from Canal street to Halsted street, 
which is paved with eommon granite. There 
are several bad holes between Canal stree 



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and Halsted street. The cobble paving is I 
lower in tracks than the paving on the side, j 
Water remains in traeks. 

From Ashland Avenue to Ogden Avenue- 
West bound track paved with cedar block ; 
which is badly worn and decayed. East 
bound track is paved with granite. Slight 
depressions between ties; needs a general re- 
pairing. 

Prom Ogden Avenue to Campbell Avenue- 
Tracks are paved with cobble which is in 
bad condition. Center paved with cedar 
block which is entirely rotten and worn away. 
Pavement in subway at Rockwell street, 
which is brick, is badly depressed. 

From Subway at Rockwell Street t« Califor- 
nia Avenue — 
Paved with cobble. Center paved with 
cedar which is badly worn and decayed. 

From California Avenue to Kedzie Avenue- 
Paved with cedar which is in good condi- 
tion. 

From Kedzie Avenue to Homan Avenue- 
Paved with cobble which is not in good con- 
dition. Center is paved with Gedar which is 
badly worn. 

From Homan Avenuje to Douglas Boulevard- 
Paved with cedar which is decayed and 
badly worn. 

From Douglas Boulevard to 40th Avenue - 

Paved with cobble stone. This street needs 
a dressed granite pavement irom Canal street 
to Ashland avenue and a general repairing 
from Ashland avenue to 40th avenue. 

OGDEN AVENUE. 

From Madison Street to Western Avenue - 

Paved with cobble stone and granite in the 
intersections. There are some bad holes be- 
tween Jackson and VanBuren street. The 
cobble paving in tracks is lower than the 
brick on the side. Whenever it rains or the 
street is sprinkled it is a mud puddle from 
Madison street to Western avenue. 
FromW estern Avenue to California Avenue- 
Paved with cedar which is decayed and 
badly worn. 

From California Avenue to Albany Avenue- 
Paved with square oak blocks. Center 
paved with asphalt which is in good condi- 



tion. The oak block pavement is decayed 
and badly worn. 

From Albany Avenue to 40th Avenue- 
Paved with cedar bloek which is badly worn 
and decayed. 

BLUE ISLAND AVENUE. 

From Halsted Street to Western Avenue- 
Cable tracks paved with granite. The pav- 
ing in the center is cedar block which is in 
very bad condition, especially between 16th 
and 21st streets, where pavement is five or six 
inches above the pavement in cable tracks. 
There are also several dangerous places in the 
center between these points. 

KEDZIE AVENUE. 

From Madison Street to 12th Street- 
Paved with cedar block which is decayed 
and badly worn. The paving in the center is 
four and five inches higher than the paving 
in the tracks, especially between Harrison 
and Madison street. The rails are low be- 
tween these points in a great many places. 

40th avenue. 
From 12th to 22d Streets- 
Paved with cedar block which is commenc- 
ing to cut along the rails. Several ruts. 

From 26th to 31st Streets- 
Paved with cedar block. Several danger- 
ous holes, and blocks are very loose. After 
a rain storm they float all over the tracks. 

WESTERN A.VEXUE. 

From Blue Island Avenue to Ogden Avenue- 
Paved with cedar block which is rotten and 
badly worn. The center is entirely gone, and 
there are many dangerous holes. 

From Ogden Avenue to 12th Street- 
Paved with dressed granite which is de- 
pressed between the ties. Center is paved 
with cedar in fair condition. 

Twelfth Street to Harrison Street- 
Paved with cobble paving which is lower 

than paving on the side and is covered with 

mud and slush all summer. 

From Harrison Street to Van Buren Street- 
Paved with cedar which is badly decayed 

and worn out. 

From Van Buren to Madison Street. 
Paved with cobble which is lower than 



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asphalt on the side and is always covered 
with mud. 

ROBET STREET. 

From Madisen Street to Harrison. 

S ngle track paved with cedar block which 

is badly decayed and worn out. Rail is bad 

at joints. 

From Harrison Street to 14th Street- 
Paved with cedar which is badly decayed 

and worn out. 

From 14th to 12th Street. 
Pavement entirly gone. 

18th street. 

From State to Clark Street- 
Paved with cedar and granite in some 

plaees. The cedar is badly decayed and worn 

out. 

West of Clark Street— 

Under subway is paved with brick. From 
subway to viaduct granite in fair conditi®n. 
The paving on the viaduct east of the bridge 
is square oak block, decayed and badly worn 
out. The paving west of the bridge or via- 
duct is three-inch oak plank in fair con- 
dition. 

From Viaduct to Halsted Street — 

Paved with cedar block and granite. In 
some places the cedar is worn out and de- 
cayed and there are several dangerous holes. 

From Halsted Street to Ashland Avenue — 

Tracks are paved with cobble and there are 
several bad holes. Center of tracks is paved 
with cedar, which is entirely worn out, es- 
pecially between Halsted and Sangamon 
street. 

From Ashland Avenue to Wood Street — 

Paved with cebble, which is in bad con- 
dition. 

From Wood Street to Leavitt Street- 
Paved with cedar. There are several dan- 
gerous holes between Robey and Wood 
streets. Several bad places on the brow. 

LEAV1TT STREET. 

From 18th Street to Blue Island Avenue- 
Paved with cedar. Several cuts and holes 
between 18th and 21st streets, and rom 21st 
street to Blue Island avenue pavement is in 
fair condition. 



26th street. 
From Western Avenue to 40th Avenue — 

Paved with cedar, which is in bad con- 
dition. Between Western avenue and Kedzie 
avenue the paving is badly worn and decayed. 
The paving in the center is entirely gene and 
there are dangeous holes. This street needs 
practically a new pavement from Western 
avenue to Kedzie avenue, and a general re- 
pairing from Kedzie avenue to 40th avenue. 

14th street. 
From Canal Street to Halsted Street — 

Paved with granite. Street needs a gen- 
eral repairing. 

From Halsted Street to Centre Avenue- 
Cobble paving in tracks, Cedar paving in 
the center. There are several bad holes and 
low places in cobble paving and the cedar in 
center is entirely worn out. 

From Centre Avenue to Robey Street- 
Cedar block paving, which is decayed and 
badly worn. Several dangerous holes be- 
tween Centre avenue and Ashland avenue. 
The rails are in bad condition, loose joints 
and tracks out of gauge and out of line. 

PAULINA STREET. 

From Madison Street to 12th Street- 
Cedar block pavement, and while there are 
no holes the cedar is badly decayed and worn. 

ASHLAND AVENUE. 

From 12th to 22d Street- 
Asphalt paving, in good condition. 

CENTRE AVENUE. 

From Adams Street to Fourteenth Street — 

Paved with brick. In some places pavement 
is beginning to cut along the rail; balance 
is in fairly good condition. 

From Fourteenth Street to Twenty-first 
Street- 
Cobble paving in tracks. Pavement in 
center is cedar block, badly decayed and worn 
out. 

SANGAMON STREET. 

From Madison Street to Adams Street- 
Paved with cedar which is commencing to 
cut along the rails. 

TWENTY-FIRST STREET. 

From Halsted Street to Centre Avenue- 
Paved with eedar, in some plaees patched 



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with granite. There are many cuts and ruts 
along the rails. 

From Centre Avenue to Blue Island Avenue — 

Paved with cobble. There are several low 
places and some heles. 

From Blue Island Avenue to Western Ave- 
nue — 

Paved with cobble in tracks. Cedar pave- 
ment in center badlj worn in a great many 
places. 

From Western Avenue to Douglas Boule- 
vard — 

Paved with cedar. There are a few bad 
places between Fairfield avenue and Sacra- 
mento avenue, and the street should be 
thoroughly overhauled. 

CLINTON STREET, 

From Madisou Streeet to Van Buren — 

Paved with granite which is in fair condi- 
tion, except between Jackson and Van Buren 
street. The pavement is depressed along the 
rail in some places. 

From Van Buren Street to Harrison- 
Paved with cobble in tracks and granite 
pavement in center. The cobble is badly de- 
pressed and cut up. The center is in fair 
condition. 

CANAL STREET. 

From Harrison Street to Canalport Avenue- 
Paved with cobble stone and granite in 
some places. There are several bad holes in 
tracks and on the brow. The pavement on 
viaduct is of Georgia pine block in good con- 
dition. 

CANALPORT AVENUE. 

From Canal Street to Halsted Street- 
Paved with cobble stone. Center is badly 
cut up all the way and several holes in the 
tracks. 

HAISTh.1) STREET. 

From Madison Street to O'Neill Street- 
Paved with granite, except on viaduet 
which is paved with cedar block. There are 
several places where the pavement is de- 
pressed alongside the cable slot rail and some 
places where granite block is pulled out. 
The rail is in bad condition at the joints and 
cannot be cast welded on account of rails 



resting on iron yokes. A new rail is needed 
from Van Buren street to O'Neill street. 

DESPLA.INES STREET. 

From Madison Street to Van Buren Street- 
Granite pavement which is badly depressed 
between ties ; needs general repairing. 

From Van Buren Street to Harrison Street— 
P ved with cobble stone which is in bad 
condition. Rails are also in bad condition. 

FIFTH AVENUE. 

From Madison Street to a point about 200 
feet south of Taylor Street- 
Paved with granite. There are some slight 
depressions. 

From Taylor Street to Twelfth Street on Via- 
duct- 
Paved with square oak block which is badly 
decayed and worn out. A new grooved rail 
should be laid with a Georgia pine block 
pavement on viaduct. 

FRANKLIN STREET. 

Frem Adams Street to Van Buren Street- 
Paved with granite, in fair condition. 

MICHIGAN AVENUE. 

From Madison Street to Adams Street- 
Paved with granite,in fairly good condition. 

DEARBORN STREET. 

From Polk Street to Jackson Boulevard- 
Paved with brick, except east track be- 
tween Van Buren and Jackson street which 
is paved with granite. The brick pavement 
in tracks is in very bad condition, especially 
south of Van i uren street. The pavement 
in the center is in good condition. 

Fr»m Jackson to Monroe- 
Paved with granite and medinah stone 
which is old and badly worn, and not of a 
uniform size. 

From Monroe Street to Madison Street- 
West track and center is paved with 
asphalt which is in good condition, except in 
front of new Tribune building. East track 
is paved with granite. Blocks are badly 
worn. 

From Madison Street to South Water 
Street- 
Granite pavement; in bad condition and 
not of a uniform size. 



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Dearborn Street Viaduct — 

Pared with cedar block, which is old and 
badly decayed. The pavement on the ap- 
proach from Kinzie street is cobble stone 
and granite in fair condition. 



REPORT ON CONDITION OF CHICAGO UNION 
TRACTION COMPANY'S RIGHT OF WAY 
—NORTH AND NORTHWEST DI- 
VISIONS. 

ROBEY STREET. 

From Madison Street to Lake Street- 
Paved with cedar which is in bad con- 
dition. 
From Lake Street to Huron Street — 

Paved with cobble stone, which is in bad 
•ondition. 

From Huron Street to Fullerton Avenue- 
Paved with cedar which is in bad con- 
dition. 

WESTERN AVENUE. 

From Madison Street to Washington Street- 
Paved with cedar and granite which is in 
bad condition. 

From Madison Street to Park Avenue- 
Paved with briek which is in good con- 
dition. 

From Park Avenue to Lake Street- 
Paved with Gobble which is in bad con- 
dition. 

From Lake Street to Grand Avenue- 
Paved with cedar, except approaches to vi- 
aduct which ; re of cobble — all in bad con- 
dition. 

From Grand Avenue to Milwaukee Avenue - 
Paved with cedar. The center between 
tracks should be entirely relaid and the 
pavement in tracks needs a general repair- 
ing. 

From Milwaukee Avenue, to Northwest 
Branch of River- 
Paved with cedar which is in good con- 
dition. 

CALIFORNIA AVENUE. 

From Elston Avenue to North Avenue- 
Paved with cedar which is in fair con- 
dition, except along the rails where some 
ruts have been cut. 



From North Avenue to about One Hundred 
and Fifty Feet South of Division Street- 
Paved with cedar which is in bad con- 
dition. 

From 150 feet south of Division Street to 
Chicago Avenue — 
Paved with cedar which is in good condi- 
tion. 

LAKE STREET. 

From Forty-eighth Street to Fortieth Street- 
Paved with cedar which is in bad con- 
dition. 

From Fortieth Street to Horn an Avenue- 
Paved with oak blocks which are in bad 
condition. 

From Homan Avenue to Francisco Street — 

Paved with cobble which is in bad con- 
dition. 

From Francisco Street to Subway of Pan 
Handle Railroad- 
Paved with granite which is in good con- 
dition. 

From Subway to St. John's Place- 
Paved with cobble stone which is in good 
condition except from subway to Western 
avenue, and from Paulina street to St. 
John's place, whieh needs some slig t re- 
pairs. 

From St. John's Place to Halsted Street- 
Paved with cedar which is in good con- 
dition. 

'From Halsted Street to State Street- 
Paved with granite pavement whieh is in 
good condition except the brows from the 
river to S ate street. 

KEDZIE AVENUE. 

From Madison Street to Subway of North- 
western Railroad- 
Paved with cedar which is in bad con- 
dition. 

From Subway to Chicago Avenue- 
Paved with cedar which is in fair con- 
dition except along rails where some ruts 
have been cut. • . 

NORTH AVENUE, 

From Clark Street to Clybourne Avenue- 
Paved with brick which is in good condi- 
tion. 



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From Clybourne Avenue to Western Avenue- 
Paved with cobble stone in tracks, center 
in cedar pavement which is in poor condition. 

From Ashland Avenue to Robey Street- 
There is no pavement in brows of tracks. 

From Western Avenue to California Avenue - 
Paved with cobble stone which is in fair 

condition, except along rails where there has 

been ruts cut. 

From California Avenue to 40th Street— 

Paved with cedar which is in poor condition. 
From 40th Street to 46th Street- 
Paved with cedar which is in good condi- 
tion. 

GRAND • 'AVENUE." 

Indiana Street from State to River— 
In bad condition. 

From State Street to Desplaines Street- 
Paved with cedar which is in poor condition. 

From Desplaines Street to Milwaukee Ave- 
nue — 

Paved with cedar in tracks and granite 
pavement in center; all in poor condition. 

From Milwaukee Avenue to Noble Street- 
Paved with cobble which is in fair condi- 
tion. 

From Noble Street to Paulina Street- 
Paved with cobble. Pavement in tracks is 
in fair condition. The center and brows 
should be entirely relayed. 

From Paulina Street to Western Avenue- 
Paved with cobble which is in good condi- 
tion. 

From Western Avenue to 40th Street- 
Paved with cedar which is in poor condi- 
tion. There is no brow outside of tracks 
from Chicago avenue to Monticello avenue, 
and the street outside of tracks between last 
mentioned points is not paved. 

• 40th street. 
From Grand Avenue to North Avenue- 
Paved with cedar, which is in poor condi- 
tion. The street outside of tracks is not 
paved. 

RANDOLPH STREET. 

From Wabash Avenue to State Street- 
Paved with granite which is in poor condi 



tion. Also the south track, from State to 
Dearborn street is in poor condition. All 
pavement in their right of way at the cross- 
ing of Randolph and Dearborn streets, from 
building line to building line is in bad condi- 
tion. 

From Dearborn Street to Fifth Avenue— 
• Cable track in bad condition. The unused 
track is in good condition. 

From Fifth Avenue to the River- 
Paved with granite which is in poor condi- 
tion. 

From the River to Desplaines Street- 
Granite pavement in fair condition. 

From Desplaines Street to St. John's Court- 
Pared with cobble stone which is in poor 

condition. 

DIVISION STREET. 

From State Street to Clark Street- 
Tracks paved with cobble stone; along rails 
a row of granite. Center is cedar pavement. 
Ail in poor condition. 

From Clark u Wells Streets- 
Paved with cobble in tracks; cedar in cen- 
ter, all bad. 

From Wells Street to Clybourne Avenue- 
Cable tracks paved with granite; cedar in 
center, all bad. 

From Clybourne Avenue to North Branch of 
River — 

Paved with cobble in tracks; cedar in cen- 
ter; all in poor condition. 

From North Branch of River to Elston Ave- 
nue 

Paved with cobble in tracks; granite in cen- 
ter, fair. 

From Elston Avenue to Milwaukee Avenue- 
Cobble pavement in tracks ; cedar in center, 
poor condition. 

From Milwaukee Avenue to Oakley Avenue- 
Cobble pavement in tracks; cedar in center, 
all in good condition with the exception of a 
few slight depressions along rails from Oak- 
ley avenue to Mozart street. 

CHICAGO AVENUE. 

From 40th Street to C. M. & St. P. R. R.— 

Paved with cedar; in fair condition. 
From Railroad to California Avenue— 



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Paved with cedar; in poor condition. 
From California Avenue to Leavitt Street- 
Paved with cedar; in good condition. 
From Leavitt Street to Lincoln Street- 
Paved with cobble in tracks; granite in 
center, fair condition; needs some slight re- 
pairs between Lincoln street and Ashland 
avenue. 

From Lincoln Street to Ashland Avenue- 
Cobble pavement; in poor condition. 

From Ashland Avenue to Milwaukee Ave- 
nue — 
Paved with cobble stone, which is in good 
eondition. 

From Milwaukee Avenue to Larrabee Street- 
Paved with cobble in traeks; cedar in cen- 
ter; fair condition. There are some depres- 
sions along rails and a few bad places on via- 
duct and bridge, where the pavement is of 
cedar and oak planks in poor condition. 

From Larrabee Street to Clark Street- 
Granite pavement; in fair condition. 

WASHINGTON STREET. 

From Desplaines Street to West end of Tun- 
nel — 
Paved with granite, which is in poor condi- 
tion. The tunnel is paved with cedar in 
tracks; cement in center and brows; all in 
bad condition. 

From East end of Tunnel to State Street — 

Cable track paved with granite, which is in 
poor condition. A great many new man hole 
covers are needed. The unused track from 
5th avenue to State street is paved with gran- 
ite, which is in good condition. 

From State to Wabash Avenue — 

Paved with asphalt, which is in good con - 
dition. 

From Wabash Avenue to Michigan Avenue — 
Paved with granite, which is in fair con- 
dition. 

STATE STREET. 

From Madison Street to Randolph Street- 
Single track paved with t. ranite in good 
condition from Madison to Washington; 
from Washington to Randolph street, asphalt 
pavement in good condition, except for a few 
slight depressions along the east rail and a 
few bad spots. 



From Randolph Street to Kinzie Street- 
Paved with granite which is in poor con- 
dition. 

From Kinzie Street to Division Street- 
Paved with asphalt with a row of granite 
blocks on each side of rails. The center be- 
tween the tracks is good. The pavement in 
tracks is in fair condition. 

ERIE STREET. 

From Ashland Avenue to About 150 Feet 
East- 
Paved with cobble in tracks; cedar in cen- 
ter which is in bad condition. 

From 150 Feet East of Ash and Avenue to 
Centre Avenue — 

Paved with cedar which is in good condi- 
tion, except one bad hole about one block 
west of Centre avenue and some depressions 
along rails at Centre avenue. 

CENTRE AVENUE. 

From Erie Street to Austin Avenue — 

Paved with cedar which is in good eon- 
dition. 

AUSTIN AVENUE. 

From Centre Avenue to Sangamon Street- 
Paved with cobble which is in bad condi- 
tion. 

SANGAMON STREE1. 

From" Madison Street to Approach of Viaduct 
of Northwestern Railroad — 
Paved with cedar which is in poor condi- 
tion. The south approach to viaduct is of 
granite which is in good condition. The 
north approach to viaduct from Austin ave- 
nue is of cedar and is in good condition. 

OGDEN AVENUE. 

From Madison Street to Randolph Street- 
Paved with cobble which is in fair eondi- 
tion. There are some depressions along the 
rails and a few holes near Washington 
boulevard. 

JEFFERSON STREET. 

From Madison Street to Washington Street- 
Paved with granite which is in poor condi- 
tion. 

ARMITAGE AVENUE. 

From Campbell Avenue to Central Park 
Avenue — 
Paved with cedar which is in bad condition. 



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From Uential Park Avenue to 44th Streets 
Payed with cedar which is in poor condition. 

CLINTON STREET. 

From Madison Street to Milwaukee Avenue— 
Paved with granite, which is in srood con- 
dition. 

DESPLAINES STREET. 

From Madison Street to Viaduct of C, M. & 
St. P. R. R.— 

Paved with granite, which is in poor con- 
dition. 

MILWAUKEE AVENUE. 

From Lake Street to east end of Viaduct- 
Paved with cedar, which is in good con- 
dition. The viaduct over the Northwestern 
and Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail- 
roads is paved with cedar, which is in good 
condition. 

From Desplaines Street to Elston Avenue- 
Paved with granite, which is in fair con- 
dition. 

From Elston Avenue to Division Street- 
Paved with granite. The center is in fair* 
condition; also the pavement from inside rail 
to cable slot. The balance of pavement and 
the outside rails are in bad condition. 

From Division Street to Lincoln Street- 
Paved with granite, which is in bad con- 
dition. 

From Lincoln Street to Armitage Avenue- 
Paved with granite in tracks, cedar in cen- 
ter; all in poor condition exc pt the cedar 
pavement from Bloomingdale Railroad to 
Western avenue, which is good. 

OLD AVENUE. 

From North avenue to Blackhawk Street- 
Paved with granite, which is in poor con- 
dition. 

BLACKHAWK STREET. 

From Old Avenue to Noble Street- 
Paved with cobble and is in bad condition. 

NOBLE STREET. 

From Blackhawk Street to Milwaukee ave- 
nue- 
Paved with cobble and is in bad condition. 

KINZIE STREET. 

From State Street to Orleans Street- 
Paved with granite. From State street to 



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Wells street pavement is in fair condition. 
From Wells street to Orleans the south track 
is in fair condition. The center and north 
track are in bad condition. 

RACINE AVENUE. 

From Fullerton Avenue to Clybourne Ave- 
nue — 

Paved with cobble, except from Webster to 
Garfield avenue, which is cedar. Both pave" 
ments are in bad condition. From Fullerton 
to Webster avenue in the center of track 
there are two pieces of iron about twelve 
inches apart, running parallel with tracks. 
These pieces project about one inch above sur- 
face of pavement. This makes it very bad 
for traffic. 

WEBSTER AVENUE. 

From Racine Avenue to Larrabee Street- 
Single track. The tracks are in bad con- 
dition. From Racine avenue t > Halsted 
street is paved with cobble, which is in bad 
condition. Same pieces of iron in tracks as 
are mentioued in onnection with Racine 
avenue. From Halsted to Larabee street is 
paved with cedar, which is in fair condition. 

LARRABEE STREET. 

From Chicago Avenue to Center Street- 
Paved with cobble in tracks, cedar in cen- 
ter. All in bad condition, except in center 
from North avenue to Menominee street, 
which is good. 

From Center Street to Lincoln Avenue- 
Paved with cedar, which is in poor con- 
dition. 

LA SALLE STREET. 

Prom Madison Street to Randolph Street- 
Paved with granite in tracks; oak in cen- 
ter; all in fair condition. 

From Randolph Street to South End of 
Tunnel- 
Paved with granite, and is in good condi- 
tion. Pavement in tunnel is cedar; in bad 
condition. 

From North End of Tunnel to Illinois 
Street — 
Paved with granite, and is in bad condition. 
The curves around on to Illinois street, gran- 
ite; in bad condition. 

ILLINOIS STREET. 

From Clark Street to Wells Street- 
Paved with granite in tracks; cedar in 



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center, which is in fair condition. The 
cnrves on to La Salle street are in bad con- 
dition. 

From Wells Street to Orleans Street- 
Single track, paved with cobble, which is 
in {rood condition. 

FIFTH AVENUE AND WELLS STREET. 

From Madison Street to River- 
Paved with granite, which is in good con- 
dition 

From the Bridge to Illinois Street- 
Paved with granite, which is in poor con- 
dition. 

From Illinois Street to Wisconsin Street- 
Paved with granite in tracks, and asphalt 
in center; all in good condition. 

GARFIELD AVENUE. 

From Lincoln Avenue to Racine Avenue — 

Single track ; paved with cobble ; in poor 
condition. 

CENTER STREET. 

From Racine Avenue to Sedgwiek Street- 
Single track— paved with cobble which is 
in poor condition. Rails are in bad shape 
from Halsted street to Sedgwick street. 

From Clark Street to Lincoln Avenue- 
Cable tracks paved with granite; cedar in 
center. Tracks in fair condition ; center in 
bad condition. 

CLARK STREET. 

From Cable Barns, corner of Sherman Plaee 
and Clark Street to Fullerton Avenue— 
; Granite in tracks; cedar in center. The 
pavement in tracks is in poor condition and 
the center is also in bad condition. 

From Fullerton Avenue to Center Street- 
Tracks paved with granite. Center in 
brick which is in good condition. Pavement 
in tracks in bad condition. 

From Center Street to Nerth Avenue — 

Tracks paved in granite; center in cedar; 
good condition. 

From North Avenue to Division Street — 

Paved with granite in tracks; asphalt in 
center; all in good condition, except the 
intersection at North avenue which is in poor 
condition. 



From Division Street to Illinois Street- 
Paved with granite in tracks; asphalt in 
center; pavement in tracks is in poor condi- 
tion; -center in fair condition. Along the 
brow of tracks there is a row of granite and 
the street is paved with asphalt. The asphalt 
is cut considerably and the stones are de- 
pressed. 

From Illinois Street to Kinzie Street- 
Paved with cobble in tracks; asphalt in 
center; both in bad condition. 

From Kinzie Street to North End o Bridge — 
Granite pavement in center and west track; 
east track paved in cobble; all are in bad 
condition. 

From South End of Bridge to Washington 
Street- 
Paved with granite which is in poor condi- 
tion. 

LINCOLN AVENUE. 

From Sedgwick Street t© Halsted Street- 
Tracks paved with granite; center paved 
in cedar; all in fair condition. 

From Halsted Street to Car Barns, corner of 
Sheffield Avenue- 
Paved with granite in tracks; cedar in 
center; tracks in fair condition. Pavement 
in center is in bad condition. 

SEDGWICK STREET. 

From Lincoln Avenue to North Avenue- 
Tracks paved with cobble; center with 
cedar; all in poor condition. 

From North Avenue to Division Street- 
Tracks paved with cobble, cedar in center; 
all in fair condition. 

From Division Street to Chicago Avenue- 
Paved with cobble which is in bad condi- 
tion. No pavement in street outside of 
tracks. Singls tracks between these men- 
tioned points. 

From Kinzie Street to Erie Street- 
Tracks paid with cobble; center in cedar; 
all in bad condition. 

From Erie Street to Chicago Avenue — 

Tracks paved with cobble; cedar in cen- 
ter; all in bad condition. 

From Chieago Avenue to Division Street — 
Single track paved with cobble which is in 



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bad condition. There is no pavement out- 
side of tracks. 

HALSTED STREET. 

From Madison Street North to Viaduct 
Over C, M. & St. P. R. R. Co's Tracks- 
Paved with granite which is in good con- 
dition. 

From North Branch of. River to Clybourne 
Avenue — 

Tracks paved with cobble; center in 
granite. 

From Clybourne Avenue to Fullerton Ave- 
nue — 

All cobble. 

From Fullerton Avenue to North Clark 
Street — 

Tracks paved with cobble; center in cedar. 
All pavement from the North Branch of the 
river to Clark street is in bad condition. 
There is, specially, no paving on brow of 
tracks from North Branch of river to North 
Clark street, neither is there any pavement 
on street outside of traeks. 

From North Clark Street to Addison Avenue- 
Tracks paved with cobble; center in cedar. 
The pavement in center is good, but tracks 
are in bad condition. 

From Addison Avenue toEvanston Avenue— 
'1 racks pavec with cobble; cedar in cen- 
ter; both in bad condition. 

FULLERTON AVENUE. 

From North Halsted Street to Racine Av- 
enue — 

Paved with csdar in center and north 
track; south track paved with cobble. 
Tracks and center in bad condition. 

From Racine Avenue toC.,M. & St.P. R. R.— 
Paved with cedar which is in poor con- 
dition. 

From C, M. & St. P. R. R. to North Branch 
of River — 

Paved with cedar which is in bad con- 
dition. 

From North Branch of River to Milwaukee 
Avenue — 

'Paved with cedar which is in poor con- 
dition. 



CLYBOURNE AVENUE. 

From Division Street to North Avenue- 
Tracks paved in granite; brick in center; 
all in good condition. 

From North Avenue to Southport Avenue- 
Tracks paved with granite; cedar in cen- 
ter; all in poor condition. 

From Southport Avenue to North Ashland 
Avenue — 

Traeks paved in granite; cedar in center; 
both in bad condition. 

From North Ashland Avenue to Subway of 
C. & N. W. R. R.— 

Tracks paved with cobble; cedar in center; 
all in poor condition. 

From Subway of C. & N. W. R. R. to. Bel- 
mont Avenue — 

Tracks paved with cobble; cedar in center. 
Tracks in bad condition; center is in good 
condition. However, needs a few repairs. 

NORTH CLARK STREET. 

From City Limits to Devon Avenue- 
Cedar pavement. Fifty per cent in good 
condition, the balance bad. 

From Deron Avenue to Lawrence Avenue- 
Tracks paved with cobble; cedar in center. 
The center is good, but tracks are in bad con- 
dition. 

From Lawrence Avenue to Belmont Avenue- 
Tracks paved with cobble; cedar in center; 
all in poor condition. 

From Belmont Avenue to Diversey Avenue — 
Tracks paved with cobble; cedar in center; 
all in bad condition. 

From Diversey Avenue to Sherman Place- 
Cobble, cedar and granite mixed; all in 
poor condition. There is practically no 
pavement on brow of tracks from Devon Ave- 
nue to Diversey Avenue. 

DEVON AVENUE. 

From Evanston Avenue to Clark Street- 
Paved with cedar which is in good condi- 
tion. 

EVANSTON AVENUE. 

From North Clark Street to Briar Plaee— 

Tracks paved with cobble; grauite in cen- 
ter. Tracks are in bad condition ; pavement 
in center is also poor. 



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From Briar Place to Grace Avenue- 
Paved with cobble in tracks; eedar in cen- 
ter; poor condition. 

From Halsted Street to Graceland Avenue- 
Tracks paved with cobble; cedar in center; 
all in bad condition. 

From Graceland Avenue to Lawrence Ave- 
nue — 
Tracks paved with cedar which is in poor 
condition; center in cedar, which is in fair 
condition. 

From Lawrence Avenue to Foster Avenue — 
Paved with cedar which is in bad condition. 
From Foster Avenue to Bryn Mawr Avenue- 
Paved with cedar which is in good condi- 
tion. 

From Bryn Mawr Avenue to Norwood Ave- 
nue — 
Paved with macadam which is in bad con- 
dition. 

From Norwood Avenue to Devon Avenue- 
Paved with cedar, which is in bad condition. 









REPORT ON CONDITION OF CONSOLIDATED 

TRACTION COMPANY'S RIGHT OF 

WAY. 

MONROE STREET. 

From Desplaines Street to Morgan Street- 
Paved with cedar block ; granite in the in- 
tersections. The eedar is badly decayed and 
worn. Many ruts in the tracks and on the 
brow. There are some dangerous holes be- 
tween Desplaines and Halsted street. 

. MORGAN STREET. 

From Madison Street to Monroe Street — 

Paved with cedar block pavement which is 
in poor condition. 

MADISON STREET. 

From a Point About 300 Feet East of 40th 
Avenue West to Austin Avenue — 

Paved with cedar block pavement which is 
in very bad condition. Several dangerous 
holes between 46th and 48th avenues, and 
several ruts between 48th avenue and Central 
avenue. There is no pavement on the side 
between 48th and 52d avenues. 



48th avenue. 
From Madison to 12th Street — 

Paved with cedar block pavement which is 
decayed and badly worn. Several ruts in 
pavement and it is commencing to cut along 
the rail. 

12th street. 
From 40th Avenue to 46th avenue- 
Paved with eedar block pavement; ^several 
bad holes west of 40th avenue. The rest of 
street is in fair condition. 

From 48th Avenue to Austin Avenue, City 
Limits — 
The north track known as the "west bound 
traGk" is in the city; south track is in 
Cicero. The pavement is cedar block in 
fairly good condition. 

OGDEN AVENUE. 

From 40th Avenue to 46th Avenue — 

Paved with cedar block pavement. There 
is a bad hole in center of tracks at 42d ave- 
nue. No pavement on side of street. Pave- 
ment is in fairly good condition. 



North and Northwest Divisions. 

IRVING PARK BOULEVARD. 

From Evanston Avenue to Kenmore Avenue — 
Tracks paved with cobble; granite in een- 
ter; all in fair condition. 

From Kenmore Avenue to Lincoln Avenue — 
Paved with cedar which is in poor condition. 

From Lincoln Avenue to C, M. & St. P. R. 
R. at Dunning — 
Paved with cedar which is in good condi- 
tion, except about the last 75 feet at the end 
of line, which is in bad condition. 

ELSTON AVENUE. 

From Milwaukee Avenue to Montrose Boule- 
vard — 
Paved with cedar, which is in poor condi- 
tion. 

NORTH FORTIETH AVENUE. 

From Elston Avenue to Bohemian National 
Cemetery — 

Paved with cedar, which is in good con- 
dition. 



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LAWRENCE AVENUE. 

From Evanston Avenue to Milwaukee Ave- 
nue — 

Payed with cedar; in good condition. 

MONTROSE BOULEVARD. 

From Evanston Avenue to North 46th Street- 
Paved with cedar; in good condition, ex- 
cept brows from Clark street to Robey street, 
which are in bad condition. 



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MILWAUKEE AVENUE. 

to Irving Park 



From Lawrence Avenue 
Boulevard — 
Paved with eedar, which is in bad condition. 

From Irving Park Boulevard to Armitage 
Avenue — 
Paved with cedar, which is in poor condi- 
tion. The trolley poles in this street are 
placed between the tracks, and the center be- 
tween tracks seems to have been used as a 
dumping place for the dirt ©f the street. Be- 
tween the dirt and the trolley poles it is 
rather difficult for traffic to cros i from one 
side of the street to the other. 

BELMONT AVENUE. 

From Milwauke Avenue to Robey Street- 
Tracks paved with cedar, which is in bad 
condition. Center is in fair condition. 

From Robey Street to Ashland Avenue- 
Tracks paved with cobble; eedar in center; 
all in poor condition. 

From Ashland Avenue to Sheffield Avenue- 
Payed with cedar; tracks in fair condition ; 
center and brows in poor condition. 

From Sheffield Avenue to Clark Street- 
Paved with cedar; tracks in fair condition; 
center bad. 

From Clark Street to Halsted Street- 
Paved with cedar; in good condition. 

LINCOLN AVENUE. 

From Sheffield Avenue to Southport Ave- 
nue- 
Tracks paved with cobble; cedar in center; 
all in poor condition. 

From Soutbport Avenue to Belmont Ave- 
nue- 
Tracks in fair condition, and paved with 
cedar; center in peor condition. 



From Belmont Avenue to Irving Park Boule 
yard — 

Paved with cedar ; all in poor condition. 

From Irving Park Boulevard to Foster Ave- 
nue — 

Paved with cedar; all in bad condition. 

CLTBOURNE PLACE. 

From Clybourne Avenue to Southport Ave- 
nue — 

Paved in cedar, whieh is in bad condition. 

NORTH ROBEY STREET. 

From Balmoral Avenue to Lincoln Avenue- 
Paved with cedar, which is in good con- 
dition. 

From Roscoe Boulevard to Belmont Avenue- 
Paved in cedar, which is in poor condition. 

SHEFFIELD AVENUE. 

I From Lincoln Avenue to North Clark Street- 
Tracks paved with cobble; cedar in center. 
| Pavement in tracks in fair eondition ; pave- 
ment in center is in good condition. 

NORTH ASHLAND AVENUE. 

From Irving Park Boulevard to Lincoln 
Avenue — 

Paved with cedar, which is in bad con- 
dition, except in tracks between Waveland 
and Lincoln avenue, where it is in good con- 
dition. 

ROSCOE BOULEVARD. 

From Robey Street to Claremont Avenue- 
Paved with cedar, which is in poor con- 
dition. 

From Claremont Avenue to Western Ave- 
nue- 
Paved with eedar, which is in bad condition. 

FRANKLIN STREET. 

From Kinzie Street to Chicago Avenue- 
Paved with cedar, which is in poor eon- 
dition. 

From Chicago Avenue to Elm Street- 
Paved with cedar. Tracks in good con- 
dition ; center in poor condition. No paving 
in brows from Chicago avenue to Elm street. 

MICHIGAN STREET. 

From Clark Street to Orleans Street- 
Single track paved with cobble, which is in 
bad condition. 



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RAVEN SWOOD AVENUE. 

From Rose Hill Drive to Balmoral Avenue- 
Paved with eedar, which is in good con- 
dition. 

BALMORAL AVENUE. 

From Ravenswood Avenue to Robey Street — 
Paved with cedar, which is in good con- 
dition. 

SOUTHPORT AVENUE. 

From Clybourne Place to Clybeurne Ave- 
nue — 
Paved with cedar, which is in bad condi- 
tion. 

Frem Clybourne Avenue to Fullerton 
Avenue — 
Paved with cedar. Track in fair condition ; 
center in bad condition. 

From Fullerton Avenue to Lincoln Avenue- 
Paved with cedar, which is in poor con- 
dition. 

Frem Lincoln Avenue to Irving Park Boule- 
vard — 
Paved with cedar. The center and west 
track are in bad condition; east track in 
poor condition. 

From Irving Park Boulevard to Clark 
Street- 
There is no paving. Brows are in bad 
shape from Fullerton avenue to Irving Park 
Boulevard. 

ELM STREET. 

From Franklin Street to Crosby Street- 
Paved with cedar, which is in poor con- 
dition. 

CROSBY STREET. 

From Division Street to Larrabee Street- 
Paved with cedar, which is in bad con- 
dition, with but few exceptions, where patch- 
ing has recently been done. 

KINGSBURY STREET. 

From Chicago Avenue to Erie Street — 

Paved with cedar. About fifty per cent of 
pavement is good ; the balance bad. 

ERIE STREET. 

From Franklin Street to the River — 

Paved with cedar, whieh is in poer condi- 
tion. 



FORTY-EIGHTH AVENUE. 

Faom Madison Street to Fulton Street- 
Paved with cedar, whiGh is in fair con- 
dition. 

From Fulton street to C. & N. W. R. R.— 

Paved with cedar, which is in poor con- 
dition. 

From C. & N. W. R. R. to Chicago Avenue- 
Paved with cedar, which is in good eon- 
dition. 

WEST LAKE STREET. 

From Forty-eighth Avenue to Pine Avenue- 
Paved with eedar, which is in bad con- 
dition. 

From Pine Avenue to Austin Avenue — 

Paved with cedar, which is iu poor con- 
dition. There is no paving in brows of tracks 
from Pine avenue to Austin avenue. 

CHICAGO AVENUE. 

From Forty-eighth Avenue to Austin Ave- 
nue — 
Paved with cedar, which is in fair con- 
dition. 

CHICAGO UNION TRACTION COMPANY. 

(Omitted from previous report.) 

Ashland Avenue, from Lake Street to Cly- 
bourne Place — 

Paved with cobble which is in bad condi- 
tion. 

Clybourne Place, from Ashland Avenue to 
Wood Street- 
Paved with cebble and cedar, in bad con- 
dition. 

Monroe Street, from La Salle to Dearborn- 
Paved with granite, in bad condition. 

VAN BUREN STREET. 

From Centre Avenue to Kedzie Avenue. 
Paved with granite, in good condition. 

HARRISON STREET. 

From Centre Avenue to Paulina Street- 
Paved with granite, in good condition. 

From Halsted to Clinton Street- 
Paved with granite, in good condition. 

From Clinton Street to Canal Street — 
Repaired, in good condition. 



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TWELFTH STREET SUBWAY. 

This subway has been repaired and is now 
in good condition. 

BLUE ISLAND AVENUE. 

From Western Avenue to Ashland Avenue- 
Repaired, in good condition. 

WESTERN AVENUE. 

From Madison Street to Fulton Street- 
Repaired, in good condition. 

LARRABEE STREET. 

From Chicago Avenue to North Avenue— 
Repaved with granite; good shape. 

SEDGWICK STREET. 

From Chicago Avenue to North Avenue— 
Repaved, in good condition. 



REPORT ON CONDITION OF THE RIGHT OF 

WAY OF THE CHICAGO CITY RAILWAY 

COMPANY 

WABASH AVENUE. 

From Randolph Street to 22d Street- 
Paved with granite, which is in fair con- 
dition. 

TWENTY-SECOND STREET, 

From Wabash Avenue to Indiana Avenue- 
Paved with granite, which is in good con- 
dition. 

COTTAGE GROVE AVENUE. 

From 22d Street to 43d Street- 
Paved with granite, which is low in several 
places. Some ruts near rails. 

From 43d to 51st Street- 
Paved with granite, which is in good con- 
dition. 

From 51st to 71 st Street- 
Paved with granite, which is rather rough 
and there are numerous slight depressions 
near rail 

SOUTH CHICAGO AVENUE. 

From 71st Street to 75th Street- 
Paved with granite, which is in good con- 
dition. 



JEFFERSON AVENUE. 

From 63d Street to 64th Street- 
Paved with granite, which is in good con- 
dition. 

SIXTY-FOURTH STREET. 

From Jefferson Avenue to Lake Avenue- 
Paved with granite, which is in good con- 
dition. 

LAKE AVENUE. 

From 64th Street to 63d Street- 
Paved with granite, which is in good con- 
dition. 

SIXTY-THIRD STREET. 

From Lake Avenue to Cottage Grove Ave- 
nue — 

Paved with granite, which is in good con- 
dition. 

From Cottage Grove Avenue to State Street- 
Paved with cedar, which is in good condi- 
tion. 

From State Street to WentworttnAvenue— 

Paved with brick, which is in good condi- 
tion. 

From Wentworth Avenue to Centre Avenue — 
Paved with granite, which is in good con- 
tion. 

From Centre Avenue to Ashland Avenue- 
Paved with brick. Several depressions 
close to rail. 

From Ashland Avenue to Paulina Street- 
Paved with granite, which is in good con- 
dition. 

From Paulina Street to City Limits— 
Not paved. 

STATE STREET LINE. 

Wabash Avenue, from Lake Street to Ran- 
dolph- 
Granite pavement. There are several de- 
pressions. 

Lake Street, from Wabash Avenue to State 
Street- 
Granite pavement. Several holes and ruts. 

From Lake Street to Randolph Street- 
Paved with granite. Several depressions. 

From Randolph Street to Madison- 
Paved with asphalt. Good condition. West 

traek asphalt; east track granite. 



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From Madison Street to Twentieth Street- 
Paved with granite. Several bad ruts, 

Frem Twentieth Street to Twenty-sixth 
Street. 
Paved with granite which is very rough. 
From Twenty-sixth t® Thirty-ninth Street- 
Paved with granite which is rough and de- 
pressed in places. 

From Thirty-ninth Street to Forty-first 
Street- 
Paved with granite which is in good condi- 
tion. 

From Forty-first Street to Sixty-third Street- 
Paved with granite which is in fair condi- 
tion. 

From Sixty-third Street to Sixty-ninth 
Street- 
Paved with dressed granite which is in 
good condition. 

Sixty-ninth street, from Vincennes Avenue 
to Halsted Street — 
Paved with dressed granite which is in 
good condition. 

From Halsted Street to Ashland Avenue- 
Paved with cedar pavement which is in 
geod condition. 

From Ashland Avenue to Western Ave- 
nue — 
Not paved. 

CLARK STREET LINE. 

From Washington Street to Fifteenth 
Street- 
Paved with granite which is in good condi- 
tion. 
From Fifteenth to Sixteenth Street— 

The south approach to the railroad viaduct 
not paved ; is in good condition now. 

From Sixteenth to Twenty-second Street — 

Paved with granite which is in good eondi- 
tion . 

From Twenty-second to Thirty-third Street, 
on Wentworth Avenue — 
Paved with a combination of brick and 
granite which is in good condition. 

From Thirty-third Street to Fifty-third Street 
(Wentworth Avenue) — 
Paved with granite which is in good condi- 



tion 



From Fifty-third Street to Fifty-fifth Street- 
Paved with granite which is in good condi- 
tian. 

From Fifty-fifth Street to Seventy-third 
Street — 
Paved with granite which is in good condi- 
tion — 

WASHINGTON AVENUE. 

From Sixtieth to Sixty-first Street— 
i^aved with granite, in good condition. 

SIXTY-FIRST STREET. 

From Madison Avenae to Wabash Avenue — 

Not paved. 
From Wabash Avenue to State Street — 

Granite"; good. 

fifty-Ninth street. 
From State Street to Ashland Avenue — 

Paved with cedar which needs a general 
repairing. 

INDIANA AVENUE LINE. 

Eighteenth Street, from Wabash Avenue to 
Indiana Avenue — 
Paved with granite which is in good con- 
' dition. 

From Eighteen h Street to Fifty-first Street- 
Paved with cedar which is in fair con- 
dition. 

From Indiana Avenue to Grand Boulevard 
on Fifty-first Street- 
Paved with granite which is in good con- 
dition. 

FIFTY-FIRST STREET. 

From Grand Boulevard to Indiana Avenue — 
Paved with cedar which is in good con- 
dition. 

From Indiana Avenue to Michigan Avenue — 
Paved with cedar which is in good con- 
dition. 

From Michigan Avenue to Shields Avenue — 
Paved with granite which is in good con- 
dition. 

From Shields Avenue to Wallace Street— 
Traeks not laid. 

From Wallace Street to Wood Street- 
Paved with cedar which is old and rotten. 



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FORTY- SEVENTH STREET. 

From Lake Avenue toDrexel Boulevard — 
Paved with macadam; in good condition. 

From Drexel Boulevard to State Street- 
Paved with granite which is rough in 

places. 

From State Street to Halsted Street — 

Paved with granite which is in good con- 
dition. 

From Halsted Street to Western Avenue- 
Paved with granite which is in good eon- 
dition. 

ROOT STREET. 

From Halsted Street to State Street- 
Paved with granite which is in good con- 
dition. 



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FORTY-THIRD STREET. 

From State Street to Illinois Central Rail- 
road- 
Paved in granite which is in good con- 
dition. 

THIRTY-NINTH STREET. 

From Cottage Grove Avenue to Michigan 
Avenue — 
Paved with granite which is in fair con- 
dition generally but there are a few rough 
places. 

From Michigan Avenue to State Street — 

Paved with dressed granite which is in 
good condition. 

From State Street to Wentworth Avenue — 

Paved in granite which is rough in places. 
From Wentworth Avenue to Butler Street — 
Street under repair; is in very bad con- 
dition owing to intercepting sewer. 

From Butler Street to Emerald Avenue- 
Paved with cedar which is in good con- 
dition. 

From Emerald Avenue to Halsted Street- 
Paved with granite which is in good con- 
dition. 

THIRTY-FIFTH STREET. 

From Cottage Grove Avenue to Grand Boule- 
vard — 
Paved with granite, which is in good con- 
dition. 



From Grand Boulevard to Michigan Avenue- 
Paved with asphalt; grooved rails; all in 
good condition. 

From Michigan Avenue to Centre Avenue- 
Paved with granite, which is rough in 
places. 

From Centre Avenue to California Avenue- 
Paved with cedar, which is old and rotten. 

CANAL STREET. 

From Archer Avenue to 29th Street. 

Paved with granite, which is rough in 
places. 

TWENTY-NINTH STREET. 

From Canal Street to Wallace Street — 

Paved with granite, which is in good con- 
dition. 

WALLACE STREET. 

From 29th Street to Root Street- 
Paved with granite, whieh is rough and has 



many depressions elose to 
condition now. 



rails. In srood 



CENTRE AVENUE. 

From 47th Street to 63d Street- 
Paved with cedar, which is in fairly good 
condition. Bad condition now. 

TWENTY-SIXTH STREET. 

From Halsted Street to Union Avenue— ■ 

Paved with granite, which is in bad con- 
dition. 

From Union Avenue to Armour Avenue — 

Paved with brick, which is in good con- 
dition. 



Avenue to Cottage Grove 



From Armour 
Avenue — 
Paved with dressed granite, which is in 
good condition. 

THIRTY-FIRST STREET. 

From Illinois Central Railroad to Pitney 
Court- 
Paved with granite, which is in good con- 
dition. 

PITNEY COURT. 

From 31st Street to Archer Avenue — 

Paved with granite, which is in good con- 
dition. 



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THE FOLLOWING STREETS ARE NOT PAVED : 

Vineennes avenue, from 69th to 79th street. 

Seventy-ninth street, from Vineennes ave- 
nue to Halsted street. 

Halsted street, from 09th street to 79th 
street. 

Sixty-ninth street, from Ashland avenue to 
Western avenue. 

Centre avenue, from 63d street to 79th 
street. 

Sixty-third street, from Paulina street to 
city limits. 

Fifty-ninth street, from Ashland avenue to 
Hamilton avenue. 

Farty-seventh street, from Western avenue 
to city limits. 

Western avenue, from 71st street to Archer 
avenue. 

Areher avenue, from 38th street to city 
limits. 

Kedzie avenue, from 38th street to 63d 
street. 

ARCHER AVENUE. 

From State Street to 38th Street- 
Paved with granite, which is rough in 
places. This street is about to be improved. 
(Repairing at present time, from State to 
Ashland.) 

CENTRE AVENUE. 

From 31st Street to 47th Street- 
Paved with granite, which is in fairly good 
condition. 

HALSTED STREET. 

From Archer Avenue to 69th Street- 
Paved with granite, which is in fairly good 
condition. 

From 69th Street to 79th Street— 
Not paved. 

ASHLAND AVENUE. 

From Archer Avenue to 40th Street- 
Paved with granite ; good condition. 

From 40th Street to 55th Street- 
Paved with granite, in poor condition. 

From 55th Street to 59th Street- 
Paved with cedar, in bad condition. 



From 59th Street to 63d Street- 
Paved with brick, in good condition. 

From 63d Street to 69th Street- 
Paved with granite, in good condition. 

THIRTY-EIGHTH STREET. 

From Archer Avenue to Central Park Ave- 
nue- 
Paved with cedar, in bad condition. 

SIXTY-NINTH STREET. 

From Cottage Grove Avenue to Anthony 
Avenue — 
Paved with granite, in good condition. 

From Anthony Avenue to South Park 
Avenue — 
Paved with brick, in bad condition. 

From South Park Avenue to Vineennes 
Avenue- 
Paved with dressed granite, in good con- 
dition. 

From Vineennes Avenue to Wentworth 
Avenue — 
Paved with granite, rather rough. 

From Wentworth Avenue to Halsted Street- 
Paved with granite, in good condition. 

From Halsted Street to Ashland Avenue- 
Paved with cedar, in good condition. 

From Ashland Avenue to Morgan Street- 
Paved with cedar; bad condition. 

From Morgan Street to Leavitt Street— 
Notf paved. 

JACKSON PARK AVENUE. 

From 63d Street to. 64th Street- 
Paved with granite, in good condition. 

X— The foregoing streets were omitted 
from previous reports. 



REPORT ON CONDITION OF RIGHT OF WAY 

OF THE CHICAGO GENERAL RAIL- 

WAY COMPANY. 

TWENTY-SECOND STREET. 

From Chicago River to Fortieth Avenue- 
Paved with cedar block pavement, which 
is entirely worn out. There are spaces of 
one hundred feet or more where there is no 



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pavement at all, and a great many places 
where brick-bats, broken stone and cinders 
are substituted for pavement. Between the 
Chicago river and Douglas boulevard the 
rails are also in very bad condition. 

ROCKWELL STREET. 

From Twenty-second Street to Twenty-fifth 
Street- 
Single track. No pavement in traek or on 
side. 

TWENTY-FIFTH STREET. 

From Rockwell Street to Douglas Boule- 
vard — 
Single track. No pavement in tracks or on 
sides. 

From California Avenue to Kedzie Avenue- 
Double track, paved with cedar block pave- 
ment, which is badly worn. Very dangerous 
holes at Albany avenue. 

From Kedzie Avenue to Lawndale Avenue- 
Double track. No pavement except in a 
few street intersections. 

LAWNDALE AVENUE. 

From Twenty-fifth Street south to Drainage 
Canal — 
Double track, paved with cedar block pave- 
ment, which is entirely worn out, and in 
many places there are dangerous holes. 

TWENTY-SECOND STREET. 

From Wabash Avenue to the River— 

Raved with granite, which is in very bad 
condition. 

THROOP STREET. 

From the River to Thirty-first Street- 
Paved with cedar. Street is in dangerous 
condition. 

MORGAN STREET. 

From Thirty-first Street to Thirty-ninth 
Street — 
Paved with cedar. Street in dangerous 
condition. 

PLYMOUTH PLACE. 

From Polk Street to Fourteenth Street- 
Paved with granite, which is in very bad 
condition. 

DEARBORN STREET. 

From Fourteenth Street to Archer Avenue- 
Cedar; in bad condition. 



From Archer Avenue to Twenty-second 
Street- 
Paved with cedar ; very bad. 



REPORT ON CONDITION OF THE RIGHT OF 

WAY OF THE CHICAGO ELECTRIC 

TRACTION COMPANY. 

VERNON AVENUE. 

From 63d Street to 67th Street— 
Not paved. 

67th street. 

From Vernon Avenue to Cottage Grove Ave- 
nue- 
Paved with cedar, which is in ruts in many 
places along the rails. 

VINCENNES AVENUE. 

From 6<~th Street to South Chicago Avenue — 
Paved with macadem, which is depressed 
in many places close to rail. 

From 79th Street to 81st Street— 

Not paved. 
From 85th Street to 107th Street— 

Not paved. 

SOUTH CHICAGO AVENUE. 

From Vineennes Avenue to 71st Street- 
Paved with brick which is in good condi- 
tion. 

71ST STREET. 

From South Chicago Avenue to State Street — 
Not paved. 

STATE STREET. 

From 71st Street to 75th Street — 

Paved with macadam, which is in good con- 
dition. 

From 75th Street to 79th Street— 
Not paved. 

SEVENTY-NINTH STREET. 

From State Street to Vineennes Avenue — 
Not paved. 

EIGHTR-FIRST STREET. 

From Vinceunes Avenue to Halsted Street— 
Not paved. 

HALSTED STREET. 

From 79th Street to 85th Street— 
Not paved. 



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REPORT ON CONDITION OF THE RIGHT OF 
WAY OF THE SUBUR3AN RAIL- 
ROAD COMPANY. 

HARRISON STREET. 

Prom 48th Avenue £to Austin- Avenue, City 
Limits — 

Paved with cedar block. This street is in 
yery bad eondition between 48th avenue and 
the second street west of 52d avenue. The 
rest of the street is in fair condition, but 
needs a general repairing. 

52d avenue. 
From Harrison Street to 12th Street- 
Paved with cedar, which is in fair condi- 
tion. 

From Madison Street to Lake Street- 
Paved with cedar, which is in .poor eondi- 
tion. 



REPORT ON CONDITION OF THE RIGHT OF 
WAY OF THE NORTHERN ELEC- 
TRIC COMPANY. 

North in 47th avenue, from C. & N. W. R. 
R. to Thomas street, west in Thomas street 
to 48th avenue, north in 48th avenue to North 
avenue, west in North avenue to 56th avenue, 
north in 56th avenue to Grand avenue, west 
in Grand avenue to 59th avenue. 

There is only a single track, which is laid 
on the side of stieets. There are two turn 
outs. There is no pavement in any part of 
the right of way. 



REPORT ON CONDITION OF THE RIGHT OF 

WAY OF THE CHICAGO, HARLEM AND 

BATAVIA RAILWAY. 

40th street. 
From Madison to Randolph Street— 

RANDOLPH STREET. 

From 40th Street to Austin Avenue- 
There is no pavement in any part of the 
right of way. The rails used are girder rails. 



REPORT ON CONDITION OF THE RIGHT OF 

WAY OF THE SOUTH CHICAGO CITY 

RAILWAY COMPANY. 

COMMERCIAL AVENTJE. 

From 87th Street to 92d Street- 
Paved with cedar. There are several ruts 
close to rail. Pavement is in bad condition. 
From 92d Street to South Chicago Avenue- 
Paved with granite, which is in good con- 
dition. 

BUFFALO AVENUE. 

From 87th Street to 97th Street- 
Paved with brick, which is in good con- 
dition . 

92d street. 
From South Chicago Avenue to Harbor 
Avenue- 
Paved with brick, which is in poor con- 
dition. 

EWING AVENUE. 

From the Bridge to 101st Street- 
Paved with granite, which is in good con- 
dition. 

From 101st Street to 104th Street- 
Paved with macadam, which is^in fair con- 
dition. 

THE FOLLOWING STREETS ARE NOT PAVED: 

Madison avenue, from 63d street to 64th 
street. 

Sixty-fourth street, from Madison avenue 
to Stony Island avenue. 

Stony Island avenue, from 64th street to 
79th street 

Seventieth street, from Stony Island ave- 
nue to Coles avenue. 

Seventy-fifth street, from Stony Island 
avenue to Manhattan Beach. 

Seventy-ninth street, from Stony Island 
avenue to Ontario avenue. 

Commercial avenue, from 92d street to 
106th street. 

Avenue K, from the River to 106th street. 

One Hundred and Sixth street, from Com- 
mercial avenue to city limits. 



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REPORT OF CONDITION OF THE RIGHT OF 

WAY OF THE CALUMET ELECTRIC RAIL- 

WAY COMPANY. 

SOUTH PARK AVENUE. 

From 63d Street to 67th Street- 
Paved with asphalt, which is in good con- 
dition. 

66th street. 
From South Park Avenue to St. Lawrence 
Avenue— 
Not paved. 

ST. LAWRENCE AVENUE. 

From 66th Street to 75th Street- 
Paved with cedar, which is in good condi- 
tion. 

COTTAGE GROVE AVENUE. 

From 75th to 79th Street— 
Not paved. 

67th street. 

From Vernon Avenue to Stony Island Ave- 
nue- 
Paved with cedar, which is in bad^condi- 
tion. 

MICHIGAN AYENUE. 

From 109th Street to 1 15th Street- 
Paved with brick, which is in fair condi- 
tion. 

lloTH STREET. 

From Michigan Avenue to Illinois Central 
R. R.- 
Paved with brick, which is in^good condi- 
tion. 

119th street. 
From Michigan Avenue to Halst'ed Street- 
Paved with macadam, which is in bad con- 
dition. 

75th street. 

From Cottage Grove Avenue to Stony Island 
Avenue- 
Paved with macadam, which is in good 
condition. 

SOUTH CHICAGO AVENUE. 

From 91st Street to 92d Street- 
Paved with cedar, which is in good condi- 
tion. 



93rd street. 

From Commercial Avenue to Harbour Ave- 
nue — 

Paved with brick, which is in good condi- 
tion. 

ERIE AVENUE. 

From 91st Street to South Chicago Avenue- 
Paved with cedar, which is in bad condition. 
ninety-first street. 

From Commercial Avenue to Maekinaw Ave- 
nue- 
Paved with cedar, which is in good condi- 
tion. 

MACKINAW AVENUE. 

From Harbor Avenue to 89th Street- 
Paved with macadam, which is in fair con- 
dition. 

stony island avenue. 
From 63d Street to 64th Street- 
Paved with granite, which is in good con- 
dition. 

the following streets are not paved : 

Stony Island avenue, from 64th street to 
97th street. 

South Chicago avenue, from 75th street to 
91st street. 

South Chicago avenue, from 92d street to 
95th street. 

Seventy-third street, from Stony Island 
avenue to Railroad avenue. 

Railroad avenue, from 73d street t© 78th 
street. 

Ninety-fifth street, from Cottage Grove 
avenue to Michigan avenue. 

Michigan avenue, from 95th street to 109th 
street. 

Michigan avenue, from 115th street to 124th 
street. 

One Hundred and Third street, from Michi- 
gan avenue to Vincennes avenue. 

One Hundred and Nineteenth street, from 
Michigan avenue to Halsted street. 

Halsted street, from 119th street to 121st 
street. 

Ninety-third street, from Cottage Grore 
avenue to South Chicago avenue. 



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Seventy-fifth street, from Honore to Cot- 
tage Grove avenue. 

Avenue "N," from 95th street to 98th 
street. 

Ninety-eighth street, from Avenue V 'N" to 
Avenue U L." 

Avenue "L," from 98th street to 108th 
street. 

Ninety-seventh street, from Stony Island 
avenue to Woodlawn avenue. 

The Pullman Line, from 97th street to 
Kensington avenue. 

Cottage Grove avenue, from 75th street to 
95th street. 

Which was referred to Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

ALSO, 



The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, 

November 17th, 



1902. 



To the Honorable, the City Council' 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith a com- 
munication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in regard to a proposition of the 
Wright Crematory Company for installing a 
120 ton garbage cremating plant at the House 
©f Correction. It is imperative that the city 
should take some steps towards establishing 
a sanitary method of disposing of garbage. 
Last season the department had great diffi- 
culty in arranging for clay boles in which to 
dump the garbage, practically every location 
selected bringing forth immediate protests 
from neighboring property owners. Condi- 
tions will be even worse in the coming season 
and for this reason the city will find itself in 
serious straits unless a beginning is made look- 
ing to the establishment of a sanitary method 
of disposing of garbage. 

I would suggest the reference of the at- 
tached communication to your Committee on 
Finance with ins ructions to give the subject 
matter thereof immediate attention. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Department of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, November 17, 1902. \ 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor: 
Dear Sir— On October 1, 1900, in pursu- 



ance of a Council order, you appointed a 
committee of five to devise plans for the dis- 
posal of garbage; and on November 12th said 
committee reported favorably on what is 
known as the Wright Crematory, and recom- 
mended that an experimental plant be erected 
at Chicago avenue and Sedgwick street, in 
the electric lighting station. This plant was 
erected and successfully operated for a con- 
siderable length of time. Its capacity was 
about thirty tons a day; but owing to the 
limited space at said electric lighting station, 
and the small amount of garbage which could 
be consumed at said plant per day, it was 
thought advisable to discontinue its operation. 

The condition of the city's dumps at the 
present time is such that within a short 
period it will be absolutely necessary to find 
some method of disposing of the city's garb- 
age. The custom of dumping into clayholes 
is at best a barbarous one, and the city is 
facing a proposition where even clayholes 
will not be available in the course of a short 
time. It is therefore absolutely necessary 
that the construction of garbage crematories 
be started at once. 

I transmit herewith a plan, also proposition, 
of Mr. W. B. Wright, president of the Wright 
Crematory, wherein he offers to build four 
cells of a capacity of thirty tons for each cell 
for a royalty of $200 per cell, and also offers 
to superintend the construction of said cells 
at a salary of $250 per month. The estimated 
cost of the material for building said crema- 
atory is $6,000 for four cells, and the labor 
should not cost over $l,00u per cell. I should 
judge the complete plant of a capacity of 120 
tons per day could be erected for about 
$14,000. As this is the style of crematory 
which was given a thorough test on the North 
side, I would respectfully ask that the consent 
of the Council be obtained to erect a 120-ton 
garbage crematory to be located at the House 
of Correction, and that the Commissioner of 
Public Works be authorized to enter into an 
agreement with the Wright Crematory people 
for the erection of this plant. If this work 
could be started at once, so that the brickwork 
may be finished before freezing weather, the 
crematory could be in operation before the 
expiration of ninety days. 

Very respectfully, 

F. W. Blocki, 

Commissioner . 



Proposal of the Wright Crematory Company, 



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for the Erection of a 120-ton Garbage 
Crematory. 

Chicago, November 13, 1902. 

To the Hon. F. W. Blocki, Commissioner of 
Public Works, City : 

Dear Sir— We would respectfully submit 
the following proposal for the construction 
of a Wright Garbage Crematory of 120 tons 
daily capacity on the ground of the House 
of Correction, at 26th street and California 
avenue. 

The crematory shall consist of four cells 
similar in size and capacity to those already 
built by us for the City of Chicago, and as 
shown on the attached blue-print. 

We will furnish all necessary plans and 
specifications, and will sell to the City of 
Chicago the right to construct and use said 
four-cell crematory under our patent of Jan- 
uary 12, A. D. 1397, and all such subsequent 
improvements for which we have applied, or 
may hereafter apply for patents, for the sum 
of two hundred ($200) dollars per cell, or a 
total of eight hundred ($800) dollars royalty 
for the entire crematory of four cells. The 
same to be due and payable on completion of 
the crematory. 

The City of Chicago agrees to furnish all 
material and labor necessary to make the 
plant complete in all its details and as speci- 
fied and ordered by the engineer in charge of 
the work. The cost of the material on the 
ground will be about fifteen hundred ($1,500) 
dollars per cell, or a total of six thousand 
($0,000) dollars. 

The City of Chicago further agrees to fur- 
nish a steel smoke stack of sufficient capacity 
as ordered and specified by the engineer in 
charge of the work. The stack will cost ap- 
proximately eighteen hundred ($1,800) dol- 
lars. 

Mr. Walter B. Wright agrees to give his 
services as superintendent of construction 
and engineer in charge of the said work for 
the sum of two hundred and fifty ($250) dol- 
lars per month, payable at the end of each 
and. every month. The time required for the 
completion of the plant, weather permitting, 
will be about three (3) months. 



Trusting that this proposal may be satis- 
factory, we remain, 

Yours respectfully, 

The Wright Crematory Company, 

Per W. B. Wright, 

President. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, i 

November 17th, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— Acting upon a recent order 
of your Honorable Body, the Commissioner 
of Public Works has directed the various 
elevated railroads of the city immediately to 
remove all signs and advertisements upon 
stations, platforms and stairways ever and 
upon public streets. This notice has called 
forth the attached communication from the 
Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railway 
Company, the South Side Elovatcd Railway 
Company, the Northwestern Elevated Rail- 
road Company and the Board of Managers of 
the Lessees of the Union Elevated Railroad 
Company, who ask an opportunity to take up 
with the city the question of securing a 
franchise under which these signs and ad- 
vertisements may be maintained. 

I would suggest the reference of this 
matter to an appropriate committee, with 
instructious to give the subject matter im- 
mediate consideration. 

Respectfully, 



Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Chicago, November 17th, 1902. 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor of the City 
of Chicago: 

Sir— Referring to the recent order of the 
City Council respecting advertisements and 
signs on stations, platforms and stairways on 
public streets belonging to the elevated rail- 
roads of this city, and to the notice from the 
Commissioner of Public Works directing the 
removal thereof, the undersigned, without 
diseussing the validity of such order, desire 
to suggest that before the enforcement there- 



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of, an attempt be made to ascertain if the 
rights of maintaining such signs and adver- 
tisements upon stations, platforms and stair- 
ways over and upon public streets might not 
be preserved upon the terms of making eom- 
pensation to the city therefor. 

If this s bject could be referred to a com- 
mittee of the City Council appointed for that 
purpose, we should be pleased to take up the 
matter of compensation with such committee. 

Yours truly, 

The Metropolitan West Side Elevated 
Railway Company, 

By D. MacAllister, 

President. 
South Side Elevated Railroad Company, 

By Leslie Carter, 

President. 

Northwestern Elevated Railroad Com- 
pany, 

By C. Buckingham, 

President. 

Board of Managers of the Lessees of the 
Union Elevated Railroad, 

By C. Buckingham, 

Chairman. 



Which was referred 
License. 



to the Committee on 



also, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, I 

November 17th, 1902. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — By vir ue of the authority 
conferred upon me I hereby appoint Charles 
A. Plamondon as a member of the Board of 
Education vice Frank J. Loesch, resigned, 
and respectfully ask the concurrence of your 
Honorable Body. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to concur in the ap- 
pointment. 

The motion prevailed. 



also, 
The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ) 

November 17th, 1902. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen— By virtue of the authority 
conferred upon me, I hereby appoint Michael 
Shields as a member of the Library Board, 
vice Charles A. Plamondon, transferred to 
the Board of Education, and would respect- 
fully ask the concurrence of your Honorable 
Body. . 

Respectfully, 
Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Aid. Jackson moved to concur in the ap- 
pointment. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO 

A communication submitting a list of elec- 
tric signs erected in the city, which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 



The following veto message : 

Mayor's Office, * 
Nov. 17, 1902. ) 

To the Honorable the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— I herewith return, without 
my approval, a resolution passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last meeting, allowing 
the Lake Street Elevated Railroad Company 
to store its cars on Randolph street, between 
52d and 40th avenues, for the following rea- 



The City Council has no power to grant 
permission for the use of streets by a railroad 
company except by ordinance, as this is the 
method prescribed by the Cities and Villages 
Act, Article 5, Section 1, paragraph 96. 1 
am further of the opinion that the City Coun- 
cil has no power to permit a street to be 
used for the storage of ears, as this would 
prevent the public from using: the portion of 
the street upon which the cars were stored. 

It further appears that your Honorable 
Body has ordered the Corporation Counsel to 
take such steps as may be necessary to cause 



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the removal of these traeks, and the Circuit 
Court of this county has decreed that the 
right to maintain thes« traeks upon the 
street has expired, and that they are a public 
nuisance and must be removed. That decis- 
ion is now in the Supreme Court on appeal. 
The resolution, therefore, is not consistent 
with the position heretofore taken by your 
Honorable body, and will neeessarily effect a 
delay in the removal of the traeks. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison. 

Mayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reeonsider the vote 
by which the resolution referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayer, was 
adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the resolution be 
adopted, the veto of His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 

ALSO, 

The following veto messages: 

Mayor's Office, i 

November 17th, 1902. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting, directing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to permit 
the tapping of a water main on Carpenter 
street, Norwood Park, etc., for the reason 
that I am advised by the Superintendent of 
the Bureau of Water that five of the seven 
houses included in the proposed benefit can 
be supplied from the regular 6-inch city water 
main already in street, and the other twe 
houses can be supplied by running a pipe 
from where the water main now ends. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Mayor's Office, ) 

November 17th, 1902. \ 
To the Hn?iorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
ray approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last meeting directing the 



Superintendent of Streets to revoke permit 
issued to John Berkshire for moving a house 
from 443 Duncan Park to 410 Duncan Park, 
for the reason that the permit was issued in 
compliance with the terms of the city ordi- 
nances regulating the moving of houses. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the votes 
by which the orders referred to in the 
veto messages of His Honor, the Mayor, were 

passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the orders be 
passed, the vetoes of His Honor, the Mayor, 
to the contrary notwithstanding, 

The motion was lost. 



ALSO, 



The following veto message: 



Mayor's Office. ) 

November 17th, 1902. \ 



To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an ordinance passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last meeting changing 
thr name of North 41st court to St. Charles 
avenue, for the following reasons: 

That part formerly known as St. Charles 
avenue is only a part of the street known as 
North 41st court, which runs continuously 
both north and south, being broken at short 
intervals only where property ha not been 
subdivided. On January 14th, 1895, an ordi- 
nance was passed systemizing names of 
streets throughout the city. The ordinance 
of November 10th, 1902, will be contrary to 
the intent of ordinance of January 14th, 1895. 
Furthermore, it is easier to locate North 4ist 
court, being the first stre t west of North 41st 
avenue, than it would be to locate St. Charles 
avenue. 

Respectfully 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Butler moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the 



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veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, 
was passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Butler moved' that the ordinance be 
passed, the veto of His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, i 

November 17th, 1902. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last meeting, directing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to issue a 
permit for the laying of a 4-inch water service 
pipe connecting with the public water supply 
pipe in Robey street, and extending to the 
premises known as the St. Andrew's Episco- 
pal church on the northeast corner of Robey 
street and Washington boulevard, without a 
meter, to be used for the purpose of furnish- 
ing power for a pump organ in said chureh,' 
and would suggest a reconsideration of the 
vote by which the order was passed and its 
repassage by amending same so as to provide 
for the pipe laid by the city extending only 
to inside the curb line as has been customary 
in all cases of this kind. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Maypole moved to reeonsider the vote 
by which tbe order referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Maypole moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto mes- 
sage of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Maypole moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 



Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zlmmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlou, Roach, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann. Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nay* — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit for the laying of 4-inch water 
service pipe connecting with the public water 
supply pipe in Robey street, and extending 
only to inside the curb line in front of the 
premises known as the St. Andrew's Epis- 
copal Church, on the northeast corner of 
Robey street and Washington boulevard, 
without a meter, to be used for the purpose 
of furnishing power for a pump organ in said 
church, the cost of the laying of said pipe to 
be taken from or charged to the Water Pipe 
Extension Appropriation. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 

November 17th, 1902. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an ordinance passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last regular meeting of 
the Council, granting permission and author- 
ity to the Chicago Northern Railway Com- 
pany to construct and operate with steam 
power certain tracks, and to construct and 
operate a telegraph line, for the reason that 
the ordinance should contain the provision 
that the city may occupy the top cross-arm 
©f all posts erected under the ordinance for 
the placing of its electric wires, and the 
further provision that, in case the wires ©f 
the grantee shall hereafter be placed under 
ground, one duct of the conduit shall be 
assigned to the city, in which to place its 
wires. 

I therefore recommend that the vote by 
which the ordinance was passed be reconsid- 
ered, and tnat the ordinance be re-passed 



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with the accompanying amendment, which 
embodies the suggestion I have made. 

Respectfully yours, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Amend an ordinance passed November 10, 
1902, granting permission and authority to 
the Chicago Northern Railway Company to 
construct and operate with steam power cer- 
tain tracks, and to construct and operate a 
telegraph line, published on pages 1368 and 
1369 of the Council proceedings of that date, 
as follows : 

At the en'd of Section 2 add the following: 

"The City of Chicago may, without "charge, 
"occupy the top cross-arm of all posts erected 
"under this ordinance, for the placing of its 
"wires used in the conduct of electricity; and 
"in case the wires of said company shall here- 
"after be placed under ground, one duct shall 
"be set aside by said company and assigned, 
"without charge, to the city for the purpose 
"of placing the wires of the City of Chicago 
"therein." 

Aid. Fowler moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, 
was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fowler moved that the ordinance be 
amended in accordance with the veto message 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fowler moved the passage of the or- 
dinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimraer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski. Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Roach. Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Miuwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty., Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 



Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61 
Nays — None. 
The following is the ©rdinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the Chicago Northern Railway 
Company to construct, maintain and oper- 
ate a railroad in the City of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby given and granted 
to the ChicagoNorthern Railway Company, its 
grantees, lessees, successors and assigns, to lay 
down, maintain and operate a steam railroad, 
with one or more main tracks and proper con- 
necting tracks, turnouts, switches and appur- 
tenances over such lands as it now has or may 
hereafter in any manner acquire, and over 
and across all intervening streets or alleys, 
along and upon the following route, that is to 
say : Commencing at a point in the northern 
boundary of the City of Chicago near the 
northeast corner of the northwest quarter of 
Section three (8), Township forty (40) 
North, Range thirteen (13). east of 
the Third Principal Meridian; thence in a 
southerly direction to a point of connection 
with the railroad of the Chicago and North- 
western Railway Company at a point near 
the northeast corner of the northwest quarter 
of Section ten (10), Township forty (40) 
North, Range thirteen (13), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian. And for said purposes 
the right is hereby granted to cross with said 
tracks at suitable angles all of the existing 
streets, highways and alleys upon or along 
the line of said railroad, or which may be 
hereafter opened across the same, occupying 
not more than two hundred and fifty (250) 
feet of the length of any one street, alley or 
highway. 

Sec. 2. Permission and authority are also 
hereby granted to the said Chicago Northern 
Railway Company to erect and operate for its 
use and benefit on its right of way herein 



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granted a line of telegraph ; subject, however, 
to the present conditions and provisions of all 
ordinances of the City of Chicago. 

The City of Chicago may, without charge, 
occupy the top cross-arm of all posts erected 
under this ordinance, for the placing of its 
wires used in the conduct of electricity; and 
in case the wires of said company sha 1 here- 
after be placed under ground one duct shall 
be set aside by said company and assigned, 
without charge, to the city for the purpose of 
placing the wires of the City of Chicaero 
therein. 

Sec. 3. The City of Chicago, until such 
time as it shall require said tracks to be ele- 
vated, shall have the right to lay out streets 
across the right of way of said company upon 
the route herein described without compensa- 
tion to said company, and said company 
hereby agrees to make no resistance in court 
or otherwise to the extension of any street 
across such right of way as the City of Chi- 
cago may by ordinance provide. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance is granted upon 
the express condition that said railway com- 
pany shall save, protect and indemnify the 
City of Chicago against any and all damages 
resulting from the construction of said tracks 
and the operation of cars thereon. 

Sec. 5. The franchises and privileges 
herein granted shall be subject to all general 
ordinances of the City »f Chicago now in 
force or hereafter to be passed, affecting rail 
ways and their operations, and to all special 
ordinances that may be passed relative to the 
elevation of the tracks herein authorized and 
the construction of subways thereunder at 
all street crossings. Any telegraph line 
erected by authority of this ordinance shall 
be placed under ground at all streets now or 
hereafter existing that may be crossed by 
such line, whenever the City Council of the 
City of Chieago shall so direct. 

Sec. 6. This ordinance shall be in force 
and take effect from and after its passage and 



upon filing with the City Clerk a written ac- 
ceptance by the Chicago Northern Railway 
Company at any time within thirty days after 
the passage hereof, which acceptance shall 
include an agreement to elevate said tracks 
when required so to do by any ordinance of 
the City of Chicago. 

The Board of Education submitted re- 
quests as follows, viz. : 

For a school site at Lawndale avenue and 
Polk street. 

For a school site at 18th street and Avers 
avenue. 

For an appropriation of $12,000 for re- 
modeling the Foster School. 

For an appropriation of $140,000 for the 
erection of an English High and Manual 
Training School on the Lyman Trumbull site. 

For an additional appropriation of $20,000 
for a school building at Ohio street and Saw- 
yer avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The City Electrician submitted the follow- 
ing request: 

Department of Electricity, | 
Chicago, November 17th, ly02. j 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City Council: 

Gentlemen — Will you kindly consent to 
the transfer of $61,026.41 from the fund "De- 
partment of Electricity — for gas lighting" 
to the fund "Department of Electricity — 
maintaining municipal lighting plants, ma- 
terials, supplies and wagas; maintaining 
gasoline lamps, rented electric light ; light- 
ing, cleaning, repairing 25,000 gas lamps, 
maintaining mantles of such gas lamps as 
may be equipped?" 

This is necessary in order that the street 
lighting, as now done, may continue through 
the year. 

Yours truly, 

Edward B. Ellicott, 
City Electrician. 
Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the request. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 



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Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Roach, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Melnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenech, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 
Nays— None. 

The Clerk presented the claim of Thomas 
J. Purcell for personal injuries; also the 
claim of John Hett for loss of horse, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
Win. M. Lawrence, pastor of the Second 
Baptist Church of Chicago, suggesting a way 
of settlement in the case of Goggin vs. The 
City, pending in the Circuit Court, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted the following communication: 

Department of Public Works, \ 
Chicago, November 17, 1902. J 



To the Honorable, 
Council: 



the 



Mayor and the City 



Gentlemen I transmit nerewith draft of 
an agreement approved by the Corporation 
Counsel between the City of Chicago and 
John A. Spoor and Frederick 8. Winston, 
trustees, securing an easement for the City of 
Chicago for the use of said trustees' property 
for the maintenance therein of a six-inch 
water main. I also enclose draft of an ordi- 
nance authorizing the Mayor to execute on 
behalf of the City of Chicago said agreement, 
and would respectfully ask that your Honor- 
able Body pass said ordinance at the meeting 
of the Council this evening. Letters from 
the Chicago Junction Railway Company and 
Assistant Corporation Counsel Wm. D. 
Barge, enclosed. 

Very respectfully, 

F. W. Blocki, 

Commissioner. 



Aid. Bennett moved the passage of the 
ordinance mentioned in the foregoing com- 
munication : 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveney, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Roach, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Melnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nays — Noue. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Mayor of the City 
of Chicago be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to execute the accompanying 
draft of contract for an easement in behalf of 
the City of Chicago, and when said easement 
is executed on the part of John A. Spoor and 
Frederick S. Winston, Trustees, the same 
shall be in force and binding to the extent 
and for the purposes therein set forth; and 
the Commissioner of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago is hereby empowered and 
directed to do all things necessary in the 
performance of all the terms, conditions and 
provisions of said agreement. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following communication: 

Board of Local Improvements, ) 
Chicago, November 17th. 1902. ) 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor, and Mem- 
bers of the City Council : 

Gentlemen— We herewith transmit certifi- 
cates of the completion of the work in 



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accordance with the statute in the following 
cases : 

Docket 25894. Warrant 30191. Sidewalk 
on North Rockwell .street, from Milwaukee 
avenue to West Diversey street. 

Docket 26339. Warrant 30652. Sewer in 
Clifton Park avenue, from West 31st street 
to West 28th street. 

Docket 26287. Warrant 30750. Paving 
North Clark street, from Kinzie street to a 
point south of North Water street. 

Docket 26323. Warrant 30761. Paving 
33rd place, from Cottage Grove avenue to 
Rhodes avenue. 

Docket 26397. Warrant 30774. Water 
supply pipe in South Harding avenue, from 
West 26th street to West 27th street. 

Docket 26399. Warrant 80776. Water 
supply pipe in Lexington street, from South 
48th avenue to South 50th avenue. 

Docket 26411. Warrant 30778. Water 
supply pipe in West Polk street, from South 
48th avenue to South 50th avenue. 

Docket 26267. Warrant 30784. Water 
service pipe in State street, from 111th 
street to 115th street, etc. 

Docket 26455. Warrant 30800. Drains in 
Cottage Grove avenue, from Drexel square to 
59th street. 

Docket 26513. Warrant 30860. Paving 
IlliDois street, from Dearborn avenue to 
Rush street. 

Docket 26514. Warrant 30862: Paving 
Lincoln place, from Webster avenue to Gar- 
field avenue. 



Docket 26366. Warrant 30875. Sewer in 
Perry street, from Bryan avenue to C, M. & 
St. P. R. R., etc. 

Docket 25967. Warrant 30448. Sidewalk 
on Johnston avenue, from North California 
avenue to Humboldt boulevard. 

. Docket 25926. Warrant 30491. Sidtwalk 
on North Washtenaw avenue, from Armi- 
tage avenue to West North avenue. 

Docket 26649. Warrant 30915. Sidewalk 
on Plum street, from Laflin str«et to Loomis 
street. 

Docket 25575. Warrant 30336. Sidewalk 
on South Artesian avenue, from C. & G. T. 
R. R. to West 54th street. 



Docket 25680. Warrant 30348. Sidewalk 
on West 50th place, from South Hoyne ave- 
nue to Western Avenue bomlevard. 

Docket 26748. Warrant 30948. Sidewalk 
on La Salle street, from 29th street to 33d 
street. 

Docket 26760. Warrant 31023. Sidewalk 
on 32d street, from State street to Wentworth 
avenue. 

Docket 24483. Warrant 30843. Sidewalk 
on West Erie street, from North Ashland 
avenue to North Western avenue. 

Docket 26019. Warrant 30495. Sidewalk 
on South Western avenue, from West Madi- 
son street to West 12th street. 

Docket 26293. Warrant 30739. Paving ©n 
Dearborn street, from 33d street to 39th street. 

Docket 26260. Warrant 30617. Water sup- 
ply pipe on West 55th street, from South 
Spaulding avenue to Turner avenue, etc. 

Docket 26188. Warrant 30605. Water ser- 
vice pipe on Woodlawn avenue, from Lake 
avenue to 59th street. 

Docket 25768. W arrant 30013. Paving on 
Marshfleld avenue, from West 51st street to 
West Garfield boulevard. 

Docket 25032. Warrant 30009. Paving on 
Laflin street, from West 51st street to West 
53d street. 

Docket 26357. Warrant 30714. Sewer in 
Hollywood avenue, from North Hermitage 
avenue to first alley west of North Ashland 
avenue. 

Docket 26407. Warrant 30662. Water sup- 
ply pipe in West 109th place, from a point 
100 feet east of Princeton avenue to a point 
541 feet west of Princeton avenue. 

Docket 25138. Warrant 30400. Paving on 
Western avenue, from West Madison street 
to Fulton street. 

Docket 26273. Warrant 30639. Water sup- 
ply pipe in West 113th place, from Went- 
worth avenue to a point east ©f Wentworth 
avenue. 

Docket 26272. Warrant 30767. Water sup- 
ply pipe in West 113th street, from Stewart 
avenue to Princeton avenue. 

Docket 26406. Warrant 30726. Water sup- 
ply pipe in West 109th place, from Went- 
worth avenue to a point 430 feet west of State 
street. 



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Docket 26271. Warrant 30766. Water sup- 
ply pipe in West 113th street, from Went- 
worth avenue to a point 180 feet west of Perry 
avenue. 

Docket 26408. Warrant 30777. Water sup- 
ply pipe in West 112th place, from Stewart 
avenue to Princeton avenue. 

Docket 26413. Warrant 30825. Water sup- 
ply pipe in South Robey street, from West 
70th place to West 74th street. 

Docket 26393. Warrant 30897. Water 
supply pipes in West 52d street, from South 
Robey street to P., C, C. & St. L. R. R. 

Docket 26533. Warrant 30806. Drains in 
Grand avenue, from North 60th avenue to 
North 56th avenue. 

Docket 26409. Warrant 30663. Water sup- 
ply pipes in West 117th street, from Eggles- 
ton avenue to Wallace street. 

Docket 26268'. Warrant 30765. Water sup- 
ply pipes in Front avenue, from 116th street 
to 117th street. 

Docket 26274. Warrant 30768. Water sup- 
ply pipes in West 114th street, from State 
street to Wentworth avenue. 

Doeket 26275. Warrant 30769. Water sup- 
ply pipes in Perry avenue, from West 114th 
street, to West 115th street. 

Docket 26277. Warrant 30770. Water sup- 
ply pipes in Wentworth avenue, from West 
113th place to West 115th street. 

Docket 26314. Warrant 30755. Paving 
Rhodes avenue, from 33d street to a point 
south of 34th street. 

Docket 26165. Warrant 30547. Water 
services pipes in Front avenue, from 116th 
street to ) 17th street. 

Docket 26324. Warrant 30650. Paving 
36th street, from Vincennes avenue to Lake 
avenue. 

Docket 26445. Warrant 30684. Water 
service pipes in 117th street, from Michigan 
avenue to Front avenue. 

Docket 26372. Warrant 30724. Sewer in 
Turner avenue, from West 27th street to 
West 30th street, 

Docket 26417. Warrant 30826. Water sup- 
ply pipe in School street, from North Leavitt 
street to North Western avenue. 

Docket 26456. Warrant 30693. Drains in 
Cuyler avenue, from West Ravenswood Park 
to North Robey street. 



Docket 26370. Warrant 30876. Sewer in 
South Trumbull avenue, from West 31st 
street to West 27th street. 

Docket 26363. Warrant 30718. Sewer in 
West 101st ctreet. from Prospect avenue to 
South Wood street. 

Docket 26344. Warrant 30741. Sewer in 
Edgewater avenue, from North Hermitage 
avenue to first alley west of North Ashland 
avenue. 

Docket 26341. Warrant 30653. Sewer in 
Drake avenue, from West Belmont avenue to 
West Roscoe street. 

Docket 25143. Warrant 30390. Paving on 
67th street, from State street to P., Ft. W. & 
C. R. R.. 

Docket 25956. Warrant 30440. Sidewalk 
on South Halsted street, from West Harrison 
street to West 16th street. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Board of Local Improvements. 
By John A. May, 
Secretary. 

Which was placed onfile. 

ALSO. 

The following communication: 

Board of Local Improvements, | 
Chicago, Nov. 17th, 1902. j 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor, and Mem- 
bers of the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In reference to the order of 
your Honorable Body of November 10th, as 
appears in the Council Proeeedings on page 
1338, directing the Board of Local Improve- 
ments to report the reason for issuing a 
permit allowing a plank sidewalk to be built 
at the northwest corner of Seeley and Web- 
ster avenues, I am directed by the Board to 
advise you that the Chief Sidewalk Inspector 
has made an examination of the records of 
his department and reports that no permit 
has been issued for the construction of the 
plank walk referred to, and that, if the walk 
has been constructed it ha9 been without the 
consent or permission of this department. 

Respectfully submitted. 

By John A. May, 
Secretary, 
Which was placed on file. 



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ALSO. 

A list of assessment rolls filed in the 
County Court November 11, 1902, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted matters, as follows : 



THIRD WARD. 

An ordinance for a new assessment to pay 
the unpaid balance of the cost of construct- 
ing a cement sidewalk on both sides of State 
street, from 33d street to 35th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Jaekson, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yean— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litainger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Seully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch. 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nays — None. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a plank sidewalk on both sides of 104th 
street, from Indianapolis avenue to Ewing 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Moynihan, theordinanee was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, . Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 



Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 
Nays — None. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the deficiency cost of the improve- 
ment of Blue Island avenue, from the east 
curb line of South Ashland avenue and the 
south line of the street railway right of way 
on West 22d street to the west curb line of 
South Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Cullerton, the ordinance was put upon iti 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan] 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nays— None. 

The following is theordinanee as passed: 

AN OBDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance providing for the 
deficiency cost of the improvement of Blue 
Island avenue, from the east curb line of 

• South Ashland avenue and the south line 
of the street railway right of way on West 
22d street to the west curb line of South 
Western avenue, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook, and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 



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"An ordinance providing for the deficiency 
cost of the improvement of Blue Island ave- 
nue from the east curb line of South Ash- 
land avenue and the south line of the street 
railway right of way on West 22d street to 
the west curb line of South Western avenue," 
passed October 20, 1902, be and the same is 
hereby repealed. 

Section 2. That the Attorney for the 
Board of Local Improvements be and he is 
hereby directed to have the petition in said 
cause, under Docket 27421 of said court, dis- 
missed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grading 
and paving with brick, North Clark street, 
from Belmont avenue to Diversey boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dunn, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones. Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Melnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nays — None. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in North Clark street, from Bel- 
mont avenue to North Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Williston, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows* 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 



Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann. Ehemann. Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Melnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter — 61. 

Nays— None. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for water supply pipes in Linaen ave- 
nue, from a point 185 feet northwest of North 
42d avenue to North 42d court. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Keeney, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yean — Coughlin. Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Seully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss. Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclneraey, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann. Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed- 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in Linden avenue, from a point 185 
feet northwest of North 42d avenue to 
North 42d court, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for water supply pipes in 



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Linden avenue, from a point 185 feet north- 
west of North 42d avenue to North 42d court, 
passed October 14th, A. D. 1901, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the assess- 
ment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, confirmed May 3d, A. D. 1902, 
Warrant No. 30900, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 30900 
upon presentation of the o»iginal reeeipts 
for the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cinder sidewalk on the north side 
of West 82d street, from Vincennes road to 
C. & W. I. R. R. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foueek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smuiski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Sehmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Deeker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61 t 



Nayt — None. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of West 
85th street, from South Centre avenue to 
Summit avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Badenoch the erdinanee was passed and 



estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzizger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Faucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smuiski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoeh, 
Deeker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61 

Nays — None. 



A reeommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a einder sidewalk on both sides of South 
Morgan street, from West 98th street to West 
103d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein. 
inger, Kunz, Smuiski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Eheman, Sehmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nays — None. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of West 
90th street from South Halsted street to 
Stewart avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Badenoch, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 



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Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick. Foueek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimraer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler. Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nay st — None. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of Charles 
street, from West 99th street to Loomis street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas : — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor. Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Faucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss. Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon. Powers, Patterson. Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty. Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart. Mclnerney Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl. Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

yfays — None. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of South 
Sangamon street, from 200 feet north of West 
70th street to West 74th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Badenoch, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
navs as follows - 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litziuger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones,. Fiek, Foueek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 



Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter — 61. 

Nays— None. 



A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for water supply pipes in Wallace 
.treet, from West 99th street to West 100th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foueek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever. Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake. Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart. Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN OKD1NANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in Wallace street, from West 99th 
street to West 100th street, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and Sta e of 
Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for water supply pipes in 
Wallace street, from West 99th street to 
West 100th street," passed September 23d, 
A. D. 1901, be and the same is hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 2. That the Attorney for the 
Board of Local Improvements, be and he is 
hereby directed to dismiss the petition in -aid 



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case under Docket No. 26276 of the County 
Court of said County. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of South 
Carpenter street from West 68th street to 
West 73d street. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Eidmann, re- 
committed to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a water supply pipe in State street, from 
the north line o^ Lot 17, School Trustees' Sub- 
division, Section 16, Town 37 North, Range 
14 East, to West 106th place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Decker, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, Mavor, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Fick, 
Foueek, Novak, Cullerton, Moertel, Zim- 
mer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, Maypole, 
Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, Smulski, 
Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, Patterson, 
Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, Dough- 
erty, Werno, Herrmann, Bhemann, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Willi ton, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, 
Butler, Conaery, Hart, Melnerney, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann,Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl. Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Dever arose and addressed the Coun- 
cil as follows : 

Mb. Chairman— In view of the fact that 
we have with us to-night a distinguished cit- 
izen of California, the honored Mayor of 
the City of San Francisco, the Honorable 
E. M. Schmitz, I desire to move that the 
City Council of the City of Chicago extend 
to Mayor Schmitz a hearty welcome to this 
city and that he be invited to address us. 

The Chair then introduced the Hon. E. M. 
Schmitz, Mayor of San Francisco, who said: 

"I thank you sincerely for the kind wel- 



come expressed, and I thank your Chief Ex 
ecutive and the public for the cordial man- 
ner in which I have been received since my 
arrival. 

"Since my last visit to Chicago I notice 
immense improvement. For a city which 
has been built, or, rather, rebuilt, in thirty 
years, I see an achievement ©f which the cit- 
izens may well feel proud. I am proud to be 
your guest, proud to meet you and regret 
that I cannot stay longer. I thank you." 



PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to E. W. White to string a 
banner at Harrison and Dearborn streets for 
a period of 21 days, the same to be removed 
at any time by order of the Mayor in his dis- 
cretion. 

Ordered, Tha.t the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue to Parker A. Jenks, Haber- 
dasher, permit to construct upright show 
case alongside of pillars to entrance of the 
Chamber of Commerce building, in accord- 
ance with plan hereto attached. Compensa- 
tion to be at the rate of one ($1) dollar per 
square foot for space occupied per annum. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby notified to issue a permit to 
R. C. Curlett, northwest corner of Clark and 
Randolph streets, to erect, an electric sign 
subject to revocation by the Mayor at any 
time, and to be made in accordance with the 
rules and regulations of the Electrical De- 
partment. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby notified to issue a permit to 
Wm. Clayton, northeast corner of Monroe 
and Dearborn street to erect an electric sign 
subject to revocation by the Mayor at any 
time, and to be made in accordance with the 
rules and regulations of the Electrical De- 
partment. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 



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he is hereby notified to issue a permit to 
Louis BuEch, 210 South State street, to erect 
an eleetric sign subject to revocation by the 
Mayor at any time and to be made in accord- 
ance with the rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be aad 
he is hereby notified to issue a permit to 
R. M. Hamberger, 262 South State street, to 
erect an electric sign, subject to revocation 
by the Mayor at any time and to be made in 
accordance with the rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. E. Kernott, to erect an electric sign in 
fr nt of premises at No. 21 Quincy street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Keona presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
William Abson to erect an electric sign in 
front of Dremises at 16 Custom H»use place. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



SECOND WARD 

Aid. Dixon presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Frank E. Swan, to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises 3112 State street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 



issue a permit to the Laketa Hotel to extend 
vault in alley between 30th and 31st, Michi- 
gan and Indiana avenue, same to be 6 feet 
wide and 30 feet long, and to connect with 
vault already constructed. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Ailing presented tbe following order- 

Ordered, That the Committee on Finance 
be and it is hereby directed to present to this 
Council an ordinance for the payment to an 
expert for the Committee on State Legisla- 
tion the sum of five hundred dollars in full of 
expenses of said Committee. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Jackson presented two ordinances for 
the elevation of the tracks of the Union 
Stock Yards and Transit Co. of South Chi- 
cago, the Chicago Junction R. R. Co. and 
the South Side Elevated R. R. Co. which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Track Eleva- 
tion. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Doubek presented the following ©r- 
der- 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
notify the South Halsted Street Iron Works 
to at once stop using the sidewalk space on 
Emerald avenue, between 26th and 28th 
streets, 26th street, between Emerald avenue 
and Halsted street, and Halsted and 27th 
streets, for the purpose of operating derricks 
over and on said space. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Sloan presented the following order: 
Ordered, That permission be granted David 



November 17, J 

Looney, of 3326 Charlton street, to erect a 6- 
foot addition to frame cottage. 
Which was, en motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Sloan presented the claim of Mrs. 
Wallace for decrease of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Litzinger presented the following or- 
dinance: 

Whereas, On June 28, 1897, the City 
Council of the City of Chicago adopted an 
ordinance, which was afterward accepted by 
the Chicago General Railway Company, 
wherein and whereby said Chicago General 
Railway Company was authorized to lay a 
single or double track railroad in, along and 
upon certain streets therein mentioned, and 
among other such streets in, along and upon 
Ashland avenue, from Twenty-second street 
to Archer avenue ; and 

Whereas, It was provided in and by said 
ordinance, in Section 8 thereof, that if any 
track or tracks therein authorized to be con- 
structed should not be completed within the 
time in said ordinance specified, to-wit, one 
year, as to every such track or tracks which 
Should not be completed within such time, 
the said ordinance should be null and void; 
and 

Whereas, The Chicago General Railway 
Company has not construeted said line of 
railroad in said Ashland avenue, either 
single track or double track, and has made 
no serious attempt so to do, although often 
thereto requested ; and 

Whereas, The Chicago General Railway 
Company is in default as to the construction 
of said railroad in said Ashland avenue, be- 
tween the streets aferesaid, without reason- 
able excuse. 

Therefore be it, and it is hereby, ordained by 
the City Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the aforesaid ordinance, 
so far as the <same relates to the single or 
double track street railroad in, along and 



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upon Ashland avenue, from Twenty-second 
street to Archer avenue, is hereby deelar«d 
null and void and of no effect whatever, the 
same as if said ordinance had not been passed. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

Which was referred to the Commi tee on 
Local Transportation. 

Aid. Litzinger presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Publi« 
Works and the Corporation Counsel be and 
they are hereby directed to prevent and pro- 
hibit the Chicago General Railway Company 
to build, repair or in any manner do or per- 
form any work relative to the laying of a 
railway track or the building of the railway 
line on Ashland avenue, from 22d street to 
Archer avenue, under the ordinance passed 
by the City Council on June 28, 1897, until 
the further order of this Council. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to make the 
following transfers to the credit of Appropri- 
tion, Bureau of Sewers, Department of Public 
Works: 

$1,000 from office salaries to cleaning 
sewers. 

$500 from restoration of streets to cleaning 
sewers. 

$125 from salaries Seventy-Third street 
pumping station to cleaning sewers. 

$150 from repairs Seventieth street pump- 
ing station to cleaning sewers. 

$300 from repairs Kensington pumping 
station to cleaning sewers. 

$50 from supplies Kensington Pumping 
Station to cleaning sewers. 

$50 from supplies Pullman pumping station 
to cleaning sewers. 

$400 from wiring Sixty-Ninth and Ralsted 
streets pumping station to cleaning sewers. 



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$600 from power and attendance Sixty- 
Ninth and Halsted streets pumping station 
to cleaning sewers. 

$200 from enlarging motor pit Sixty-Ninth 
and Halsted streets pumping station to clean- 
ing sewers. 

$100 from coal Pullman pumping station to 
coal Woodlawn pumping station. 

$5,000 from the appropriation for public 
lavatory on Washington street, between City 
and County buildings, to credit of appropria- 
tion for cleaning and repairing sewers, catch- 
basins and covers. 

To be distributed by the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
transfer $50,000 from the appropriation for 
Section H, intercepting sewers, to the credit 
of the appropriation for Section G, inter- 
cepting sewers, Department of Public Works. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
$402.81 from the appropriation for the Police 
Department, being one-half the expense for 
new boiler and necessary connections for 
Hook and Ladder Company No. 18 and the 
Nineteenth Precinct Poliee Station, upon 
vouchers properly approved by the depart- 
ment. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing. Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 

Jones, Fick, Foucek, aNovak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, SmulsUi, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Willigton, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter — 61. 

Nay* — None. 

Aid. Mavor presented the claim of 1423-29 



Michigan avenne for decrease of water tax, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
order- 

Ordered, That the City Electrician shall 
not hereafter discontinue the lighting of any 
gas. gasoline or electric light or transfer any 
such light to another location, except upon 
the order of this Council, so t© do upon 
motion of one of the Aldermen of the ward 
in which such light is located. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
resolution - 

Whereas, The progress, character and cost 
of public improvements by special assessment 
is at the present time unsatisfactory; there- 
fore be it 

Jiesohid, That the Committee on Special 
Assessments immediately take up and report 
to this body — 

First— Whether the eost of public improve- 
ments under present methods is not excessive. 

Second — Whether such excessive cost is due 
to a combination on the part of contractors. 

Third— Whether the present method of 
issuing warrants for deferred installments, 
payable solely out of the special assessment 
without liability on the part of the city, adds 
to the cost of making public improvements 
and limits the bidders to contractors having 
large capital. 

Fourth— Whether the guarantee by the city 
that such warrants would be promptly paid 
would not reduce the cost of public improve- 
ments, and whether the methods of the 
Board of Local Improvements could be so 
modified and said department so organized as 
to make it safe for the city to assume such 
responsibility. 

Fifth — Why it has been impossible to obtain 
bids for various improvements during the 
past year. 

Sixth— How the work of the Board of 
Local Improvements can be so changed as to 



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insure compliance on the part of contractors 
with specifications and a more finished ap- 
pearance on streets where all improvements 
are put in, can be secured. 

Seventh— Whether the Board of Local Im- 
provements can be so organized as to do 
away with the necessity for the Aldermen to 
continually run to that department to insure 
progress of various improvements, and 
whether it is not possible for public improve- 
ments to advance in regular and systematic 
order. 

Eighth— Such changes, if any, as should be 
made in the Special Assessment Law at the 
next session of the Legislature. 

Ninth— The amount necessary to be appro- 
priated for the Board of Local Improvements 
for the ensuing year. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted, and 
referred to the Committee on Special Assess- 
ment and General Taxation. 

Aid. Bennett presented the claim of Wm. 
McMahon for salary as Assistant Foreman, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Snow presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue to Jacob G. Weber a permit for laying 
the required sewer stubs in Washington and 
Jefferson avenues between 62d and 63d streets, 
upon payment of one fee of five dollars and 
the payment of t e cost of inspection of the 
work, The jegular fee for each drain to be 
paid when the same is extended. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Moynihan presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay water pipe on Buffalo avenue, from 133d 
to 136th streets, if upon investigation pays 
10 per cent. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue 
a permit to William Costello to erect a two- 



stery frame building, 44x38 feet, on Lot 43, 
Block 88, South Chicago Subdivision. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. Moynihan presented the claim ®f P. 
Deaver for horse feed, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Fick presented the following order: 

Ordered, That permission be granted to A. 
Pinkvs to erect sign across sidewalk in front 
of 215 Maxwell street. To be removed at any 
time on the order of His Honor, the Mayor, 
or Commissioner of Public Works. 

Whieh was, on motion, duly passed. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Foucek presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to place a police patrol 
box at the corner of 17th and Laflin streets. 

Whieh was, on motion, duly passed. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Moertel presented an ordinance to 
vacate portion of alley south from West 15th 
place to the Chicago and Northwestern Rail- 
way Company between Paulina street and 
Ashland avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Cerveny presented an order for sewer 
on Marshall avenue, from Boulevard way to 
California avenue. 

Whieh was referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



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Aid. Zi miner presented an order for as- 
phalt paving on California avenue, from 12th 
street to 26th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Ald.Zimmer presented the following resolu- 
tion. 

Whereas, The McCormick Division of the 
International Harvester Company, is making 
extensive improvements in the erection of 
many large buildings between the West 
Branch of the Chicago River and the Drain- 
age Canal; and, 

Whereas, There are no water mains in 
Western avenue, between the river and 
Drainage Canal, water being supplied for 
drinking purposes from an artesian well in 
the wood working building of said company; 
and, 

Whereas, Said company desires to pipe 
artesian water from said well to connect with 
the new buildings under construction west 
of Western avenue company ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That permission and authority is 
hereby granted the McCormick Division of 
the International Harvester Company to 
lay a 6-inch water main across Western ave- 
nue at a point about fifty feet south of the 
track of the Illinois and Northern Railroad 
Company near 29th street to connect with the 
new malleable iron foundry now under con- 
struction on the west side of Western avenue, 
for the purpose of conveying water from said 
artesian well to the new malleable iron 
foundry. Said work to be done at the ex- 
pense of the said company and under the di- 
reetion and to the satisfaction of the Cem- 
missioner of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the following reso- 
lution: 

Resolved, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to the McCormick Division of the In- 
ternational Harvester Company to construct 
a wooden shed thirty feet wide, two hundred 
feet long and sixteen feet high, on the west 
side of Hoyne avenue and adjoining the com- 
pany's river dock. Said shed to be used as a 
store house until such time as the large ware- 
house now under construction by the com- 



pany is completed, when said shed shall be 
removed bv said company. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 



Zimmer presented the following 



Aid. 
order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel in- 
vestigate the leases existing between the 
Union Traction Company and the Chicago 
General Railway Company, and report 
whether transfers can be exacted at intersec- 
ting points of the two roads. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Committee on Track 
Elevation be requested to take up at once the 
question of elevating the tracks of the Chi- 
cago, Burlington and Quincy, the Chicago 
and Northwestern and the Pan Handle Rail- 
roads, and report at the earliest possible date, 
to the end that the dangerous grade crossings 
at 14th and Western avenue, 18th and West- 
ern avenue, West 21st street, 22d street, 23d 
street, 24th street, 25th street and 26th street 
may be eliminated. 

VVhich was, on motion, duly passed and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Track Elevation. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Scully and Friestedt presented the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby direeted to issue a permit to 
N. A. Marvel, No. 1811 Van Buren street, to 
place an eleetric sign in front of said prem- 
ises, said sign to be erected in accordance 
with rules and regulations of Electrical 
Department, This permit to be subject to 
revocation at any time at the option of the 
Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Fowler and Maypole presented the 



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claim of Robert Dennis f©r water rebate, 
which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the following ordi- 
nance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the alley between the 
east line of Lot 45 and the west line of Lots 
46, 47, 48, 49 and 50, in subdivision of north 
% of Block 3, Suffern's Subdivision of S. W. 
3£ Section 6, Township 39 North, Range 14, 
east of the 3d P. M., be and the same is 
hereby ordered vacated and closed ; provided, 
however, that this ordinance shall not take 
effect until a new alley shall have been opened 
through the west 16 feet of said Lot 45 and a 
plat ©f the same placed on public record 
within thirty days of the passage of this 
ordinance, otherwise this ordinance shall be. 
of no effect. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force f r»m and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows* 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter- 61. 

Nays— None. 



on Winchester avenue, from Armitage ave- 
nue to Harvey street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Kunz presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to the Continental Clothing 
Co, to string banner across Milwaukee ave- 
nue in front of 893 Mil * aukee avenue for a 
period of ten days. Same in compliance and 
subject to all ordinances and His Honor, the 
Mayor. 

Whieh was, on motion, duly passed. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kunz presented an order for sidewalk 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Smulski presented the following reso- 
lution and ordinance: 

Whereas, A large majority of citizens of 
the City of Chicago by an overwhelming vote 
have declared at the election held ®n April 1j 
1902, for the municipal ownership of street 
railways, gas and electric lighting plants; 
and, 

Whereas, At the last fall election on No- 
vember 4, 1902, the citizens of Chicago have 
again declared by a vote of over 155,000 to 
23,600 votes that they are in favor of the fol- 
lowing questions of public policy: 

Shall the next General Assembly submit to 
the people of the State of Illinois, at the next 
state election, a constitutional amendment 
providing for the control of legislation by the 
people, by means of the initiative and refer- 
endum; said amendment to provide for the 
initiation of legislation upon a petition of 8 
per cent of the voters of the political divisions 
affected ; and for the reference of legislation 
upon a petition of 5 per cent of the voters of 
the political divisions affected, the action of 
the majority of the electors voting to be final ; 
thus restoring to the people the power they 
once held but which they delegated to the 
General Assembly by the constitution? 

Shall the next General Assembly enact a 



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statute by which the voters of the political 
subdivisions of the State of Illinois may be 
enabled to initiate desired local legislation, 
by filing a petition therefor, signed by 8 per 
cent of the legal voters in said political sub- 
divisions; and to have referred to the voters 
any legislation enacted by the several local 
legislative bodies, by the filing of a petition 
therefor, of 5 per cent of the legal voters of 
any such political subdivisions; the action of 
a majority of those voting to decide in each 
case? 

And, Whereas, The City Council of the 
City of Chicago, being the servants of the 
citizens and voters of this community, are at 
all times ready to sustain the expressed voice 
of the people: therefore 

Be it resolved by the City Council of the City 
oj Chicago : 

That no ordinance, upon any terms what- 
soever, be given to any traction company or 
any person, corporation or firm granting a 
franchise for any public utility until the 
voters of Chicago shall have had an oppor- 
tunity at the ballot box to acquiesce in the 
granting of such franchise, and the conditions 
of any ordinance disposing of or granting the 
same; and 

Be it farther liesolved, That the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago are in favor of 
State legislation, whether by constitutional 
amendment or otherwise, which will permit 
the City of Chicago to incur the necessary 
indebtedness for the purchase and operation 
of the present traction lines and all other 
public utilities, and we pledge ourselves to 
do all in our power to procure State legisla- 
tion which will carry out such work ; and 

Be it Jurther Besolved, That for the pur- 
pose of establishing a policy for this Council 
and other councils to pursue, and for the 
purpose of once for all settling the question 
of the extension of the existing franchises, 
which are about to expire, an ordinance be 
passed by this Council prohibiting the adop- 
tion or passage of any ordinance or the 



granting of any franchise for any public util- 
ity to any person, corporation or firm what- 
soever, until the intention of the people and 
citizens of Chicago have been expressed by 
their vote, and upon the passage of the 
necessary legislation by the General Assembly 
of the State of Illinois; and 

Be it Jurther Resolved, That as a notice to 
the general public and to the persons, firms 
and corporations interested, the following 
ordinance be passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That no extension of any of 
the existing ordinances, rights, privileges 
or franchises of any of the traction, gas, 
electric light and power companies doing 
business within the city limits of the 
City of Chicago be granted until after such 
time as the General Assembly of the State of 
Illinois shall have passed such enabling legis- 
lation as will permit o: the City of Chicago 
owning and controlling its own street car 
lines and other public utilities, and until the 
next General Assembly shall have submitted 
to the people of the State of Illinois at the 
next state election a constitutional amend- 
ment providing for the control of the legisla- 
tion by the people by means of the initiative 
and referendum, and until the next General 
Assembly of the State of Illinois enact a 
statute by which the voters of the political 
subdivisions of the State »f Illinois may b« 
enabled to initiate the desired local legislation 
by filing a petition therefor as shall be pro- 
vided in such statute, and until the people of 
Chicago, after the passage of such a statute, 
shall have the opportunity to vote upon the 
questions so submitted, or until such time as 
the Legislature enact the necessary laws as 
will permit the City Council to submit to the 
voters the proposition as to whether or not 
any such franchise granted by any such ordi- 
nance meets with the approval of such voters. 

Section 2. Said ordinance to be in full 



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force and effect from and after its passage 
and publication. 

Aid. Bennett moved its reference to the 
Committee on Local Transportation. 

Aid. Smulski moved its reference to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion to refer to the Committee on 
Judiciary was lost. 

The motion to refer to the Committee on 
.Local Transportation prevailed. 

Aid. Smulski presented the following 1 or- 
der- 

Ordered, That the resolution and ordinance 
relative to Municipal Ownership and questions 
of public policy be published and that the 
Committee on Local Transportation to whom 
said subject matter was referred, report on 
the same not later than the first Monday in 
December, 1902. 

Whieh was, on motion, duly passed. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Brennan presented the following res- 
olution : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Loeal 
Transportation investigate and report the 
conditions and general status of the miner 
street railway lines, reporting as soon as pos- 
sible. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Local Transpor- 
tation. 

Aid. Brennan presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
F. Hensley, No. 269 West Madison street, to 
place an electric sign in front of said prem- 
ises, said sign to be erected in accordance 
with rules and regulations of the Electrical 
Department. This permit is subject to revo- 
cation at any time at the option of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 



R. F. McEwan, No. 433 West Madison street, 
to place an electric sign in front of said 
premises, said sign to be erected in accord- 
ance with rules and regulations of Electrical 
Department. This permit is subject to revo- 
cation at any time at the option of the 
Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Powers presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to E. W. "White to string a 
banner at Clinton and Van Buren streets for 
a period of twenty-one days, to be removed 
at any time at the discretion of the Mayor or 
Commissioner of Public Works, 

Ordered, That the claim of John Fitz- 
maurice (page 1300, October 20, 1902), be 
taken from file and recommitted to the Fi- 
nance Committee. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Patterson and Finn presented the fol- 
lowing order. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health 
be and he is hereby directed to prevent the 
opening and maintaining of a "hospital," or 
"home for convalescents" at No. 521 West 
Adams street, until such time as ordinance 
now being considered covering location of 
hospitals in residenee neighborhood is dis- 
posed of. 

Which was on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Patterson presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to L. V. Roeder to lay a six- 
foot cement sidewalk, next to curb line, on 
east side of South Leavitt street, from West 



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12th street to first alley north of 12th street. 
Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Patterson presented the claim of John 
Meenan for sewer and catch basin work, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD 



Aid. Minwegen presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Bush Temple of Music to erect an electric 
sign in front of premises at the corner of 
Chicago avenue and North Clark street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
T. J. Kelley to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 258 East Kinzie street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the 
satisfaction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission.hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Minwegen presented orders as fol- 
lows, viz.: 

For paving with asphalt the alley between 
North State street and Dearborn avenue, 
from Schiller street to Burton place. 

For paving with asphalt and combination 
curb and gutter on Ontario street, from the 
east line of Dearborn avenue to the west line 
of State street. 

For paving with asphalt Bethoven 
place, from the east line of Sedgwick street 
to the west line of North Wells street. 

For paving witk asphalt Cats street, from 



the north line of Illinois street to tbe south 
line of Ohio street. 

For resurfacing with asphalt Dearborn 
avenue, from the north line of Ohio street 
to the north line of Chicago avenue. 

For paving with granite blocks Chieago 
avenue, from the east line of Clark street t© 
the west line of Lincoln Park boulevard. 

For paving with granite blocks Cass street, 
from the north line of Michigan street to the 
south line of Illinois street. 

For paving with granite blocks North 
Water street, from the east line of Rush 
street to a point where North Water street 
intersects Michigan street. 

For cement sidewalk on south side of Kin- 
zie street, from the east line of State street 
to first alley east, which were 

Referred to the Board of Loeal Improve- 
ments 

Aid. Minwegen presented a resolu ion fix- 
ing the value of streets and alleys to bt 
vacated at two thirds of the market value. 

Aid. Ailing moved its reference to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Minwegen moved to suspend the rules 
to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yean — Doubelc, Litzinger, Mavor. Bennett, 
Foucek, Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cer- 
veny, Maypole, Beilfuss, Leininger, Smulski, 
Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Finn, Palmer, Min- 
wegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, Herr- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Conaery, Hart, Mclnerney, 
Bradley, Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, 
Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, 
—41. 

Nays— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Jatkson, 
Sloan, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Fick, Scully, 
Fowler, Strauss, Patterson, Ehemann, Willis- 
ton, Hunter— 16. 

Aid. Mavor moved to amend tbe resolution 
by fixing the price to be received at full in 
lieu of two-thirds value. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Minwegen moved the adoption of the 
resolution as amended. 



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Aid. Eidmann called for the previous 
question on the adoption of the resolution, 
and his call was sustained. 

The queetion recurring on the adoption of 
the resolution as amended. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Doubek, Mavor, 
Bennett, Foucek, Meertel, Cerveny. Seully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Beilfuss, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Wern®, Herrmann, Schmidt, 
Kuester, Keeney, Butler, Connery, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, O'Connell, Eidmann, 
Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton— 87. 

iVays— Ailing, Dixon, Jackson, Litzinger, 
Sloan, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Fick, Cul- 
lerton, Zimmer, Strauss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Powers, Patterson, Ehemann, Dunn, Willis- 
ton, Blake, Butter worth, Hunter— 22. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, Ordinances have heretofore 
been passed by the City Council vacating 
streets and alleys of the City of Chicago, in 
which compensation has been fixed to be paid 
by the abutting owners or persons to whom, 
upon such vacation, title would pass ©f the 
street or alley so vacated ; and 

Whereas, Such compensation has been 
fixed at a sum in most cases much less than 
the value of the interest of the city in the 
street or alley so vacated ; now therefore be it 

Resolved, That in all cases where a street of 
alley or part thereof is vacated, and compen- 
sation is received for such vacation from ad- 
joining owners or other persons, it is the 
sense of this Council that the city should re- 
ceive for its interest in the property so va- 
eated an amount not less than the full market 
value of the real estate. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Dougherty presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
direeted to issue a permit to the Brunswick- 
Balke-Collender Company to lay one eight- 
inch pipe, one six-inch pipe, two one and 
one-half inch pipes and two one and one- 



quarter inch pipes across Superior street, 
between Orleans and Sedgwick streets, to 
cennect with the buildings of said company. 
Said pipes to be used for a sprinkling system 
in their lumber storage house, in accordance 
with all the rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago, as per plat enclosed. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aids. Dougherty and Sullivan presented 
an order for paving (asphalt) Vedder street, 
from Clybourn avenue to Halsted street, and 
Milton avenue, from Division street to Ved- 
der street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Werno presented the claim of the 
Ph«enix Distilling Company for decrease of 
water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Ehemann presented orders as follows, 
viz. : 

For sewer in Ge©rge street, from Clybourne 
avenue to Robey street. 

For sewer in Wolfram street, from Ash- 
land avenue to Paulina street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Ehemann presented the claims of 
Carl Labahn for refund ©n water mains, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. W illiston presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 



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issue a permit to Retail Clerks' International 
Association to string a banner for thirty- 
days at the corner of Clifton and Belmont 
avenues, the same to be revoked at any time 
at the option of the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. Dunn presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works suspend all action with reference to 
the elevated railroad companies under order 
of the Council passed September 29th, 1902, 
directing him to notify the various elevated 
railroad companies in the City of Chicago to 
remove all billboards and advertising boards 
in and about their stations which had been 
placed without the authority of the City 
Council, until further orders or directions by 
City Council. 

Which was, after debate, on motion, duly 
passed. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Blake presented the follewing ordi 
nance: 

Be it ordained, by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : ' 

Section 1. That Section 11 of an ordi- 
nance passed on November 10th, 1902, pub- 
lished on pages 1361 to 1365 inclusive, be and 
the same is hereby amended to read as fol- 
lows, to-wit: 

Section 11. The said rights herein granted 
are upon the express condition that said com- 
pany will on, or before the 10th day of Jan- 
uary, of each year after the first three years 
of the operation of its plant, pay to the City 
of Chicago ten per Gent of its gross receipts 
for such year, excepting its receipts for 
public heating and lighting, in which a 
discount of twenty-five per cent (25 #) is 
provided for herein. For the purpose of 
enabling the city to inform itself of the 
company's receipts, and fiscal operations 
the City Comptroller or some person ap- 
pointed therefor by him, shall have access to 



the books, papers and records of the company 
at all reasonable and necessary times. Th« 
amount found by said City Comptroller, or 
his representative, to be the gross receipts of 
the said company for the year for which h« 
makes examination, shall be the amount 
upon which said company shall pay such 
percentage. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage and ac- 
ceptance, providing the acceptanee of the 
same be filed within sixty days from the 
passage of this ordinance. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows* 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno 
Herrmann, Ehemaun, Schmidt, Dunn 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nays— None. 

Aid. Blake presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
Uc Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Wm. F. Healy to lay house 
drains in Melville place from Grace street to 
Perry street upon the payment of one five 
dollar fee, the regular fee to be paid in the 
case of each drain, whenever it is extended 
for use, and to be under the supervision of 
the Commissioner of Public Works, the said 
Wm.F. Healy to pay the regular fees fixed by 
the department for the inspection of house 
drains, and deposit ten per cent of the esti- 
mated cost of the work as a guarantee ©f the 
same for one year, as required by the city 
specifications. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Kuester presented the following «rd«r : 
For laying cement sidewalk on both sides 



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of Edgewater avenue, between North Her- 
mitage and Ashland avenues; on both sides 
of Hollywood avenue, between North Her- 
. mitagre and Ashland avenues; on both sides 
of Olive avenue, between North Hermitage 
and Ashland avenues, and on north side of 
Bryn Mawr avenue, between North Hermit- 
age and Ashland avenues. 

Which were referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Kuester presented the claim of Thomas 
H. Fulton for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Butler presented the following reso- 
lution : 

Resolved, That the members of this Council, 
in recognition of the courtesy of the City 
Clerk, hereby record their appreciation for 
the new and more convenient arrangement of 
the published official record of the Council 
Proceedings. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 



Aid. 
ders- 



Butler presented the following or. 



Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
hei« hereby directed to erect a fire alarm box 
at North 48th avenue and Grace street. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to erect a fire alarm box 
at North 40th avenue and Lawrence avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay six-inch water main in Roscoe street, 
from North 42d avenue west 125 feet to cover 
two houses; providing, upon survey 10 per 
tent revenue is shown as required. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay six-inch water main in North 44th avenue 
from Byron 200 feet north to reach three 
houses; providing, upon proper survey the 
required revenue will be derived. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay six-inch water main in Hamlin avenue, 



from Fullerton avenue to Wrightwood ave- 
nue, providing upon survey which is hereby 
ordered a revenue of ten cents per lineal foot 
is shown. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. Butler presented the following claims 
for water rebates, viz. : 

Discount. 

2335 North 41st avenue $ 63 

2550 North 4 1st avenue 56 

2402 North 42d avenue 63 

1365 West Cullom avenue 86 

1371 West Cullom avenue 56 

2315 Lowell avenue 63 

2516 Lowell avenue 1 68 

1876 Sacramento avenue 1 01 

1762 North Central Park avenue 41 

1764 North Central Park avenue. 41 

1047 Ridgeway avenue 1 05 

$8 43 



Which were referred to Committee 
Finance. 



on 



Aid. Keeney presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
repair and build new where necessary cer- 
tain sidewalk intersections on Armitage ave- 
nue, between 44th and 51st avenues, as per 
letter hereto attached. 

Ordered, T at the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to erect a fire alarm box 
at the corner of North Kedzie and West 
Belmont avenues. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to erect two gas 
lamps, boulevard heads, in front of 
the Memorial German Lutheran Church at 
the southwest corner of Hancock and Mc- 
Lean avenues. 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby directed to 
place on file a certain mandatory order for 
paving: two systems of streets in Irving Park, 
passed by this Council October 20th, 1902. 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be and they are hereby directed 
to investigate the condition of the sidewalk at 
northwest corner Sacramento and Diversey 
avenues and to send notices to the owners of 



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said property to have walk built at once, as 
per petition attached. 

Which were, on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Keeney presented an order for sewer 
on North Springfield avenue, from Diversey 
avenue to a point 50 feet south of George 
street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD 

Aid. Hart presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to isgue per- 
mit to M. Weill to ereet frame building, 5 
feet wide by 16 feet front, 10 feet high, on 
west side of Wells street, ten feet north of 
Wells Street Bridge. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Hart presented the following order: 

Be It Ordered, That the Committee on 
Local Transportation, In view of the fatalities 
and aceidents that are of almost daily occur- 
rence at the "death trap" street car terminal 
at Washington and Clark streets, report as 
early as possible to this Council some scheme 
for abolishing all switch tracks in the down- 
town district. 

Which was on mation duly passed and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Local Transpor- 
tation. 

Aid. Hart presented an order for paving 
(asphalt) 51st street, from Halsted street to 
Western avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Hart presented the claim of Richard 
Airey for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Mclnerney presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 



and he is hereby directed to notify the of 
ficials of the Chicago City Railway Company 
to comply with the recent decision of the 
Supreme Court, which provides for the giv- 
ing of transfers on all street car lines be- 
longing to the same company. 

Whieh was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Butterworth presented the following 
order: • 

Ordered, That the ordinance granting cer- 
tain rights to John R. Hughes, placed on file 
Nov. 10, 1902, (page 1357) be taken from file 
and recommitted to Committee on License. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. O'Connell presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
S. C. Goldberg to ereet an electric sign in 
front of premises at 5511 South Halsted street.' 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Which was on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. O'Conn-ell presented an order for the 
paving with vitrified brick the alley between 
West 63d street and 63d place, from Prince- 
ton avenue to Stewart avenue, which was 



Referred to the Board 
ments. 



if Local Improve- 



Ald. O'Connell presented the claim of B. 
Rosenthal for decrease of water tax, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Eidmaan presented the following res- 
olution: 

Resolved, That the City Council hereby 
tenders to he City Clerk its thanks for the 
practical arrangement of the Council Pro- 
ceedings. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 



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Aid. Eidmann presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
and take up all tax sales on Lots 17, 18, 19, 20, 
21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27, in Block 1, in 
Washington Park, being Chas. Hopkinson's 
Subdivision of part of the N. E. % Sec. 18, 
T. 37 N., Range 14, E. 3d P. M., lying west of 
Washington Heights R. R. Said land hav- 
ing been conveyed to the City of Chicago by 
Erastus A. Barnard and wife by deed dated 
December 25. 1900, and recorded as Docu- 
ment No. 3298959, to be used as a publie park 
and children's playground and to be known 
as "Amy L. Barnard Park." 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yean — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foueek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leia- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Melnerney, Bradley, Bul- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61.' 
Nays— None. 

Aid. Eidmann presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician and the 
Commissioner of Public Works proceed at 
once to have telegraph poles on Wallace 
street, between 67th and 71st streets, removed. 
Said Wallace street, between 67th and 69th 
streets, has been set aside for park purposes, 
and between 69th and 7Ut streets the road- 
way is so narrow that it will not permit of 
poles being placed there. 

Ordered, That the Finance Committee in- 
clude in the next appropriation budget the 
sum of $2,500 to pay for the writing of the 
assessment roll in the so-called Stony Island 
avenue system of sewers. A large amount of 
money is being raised from interested prop- 
erty owners to pay the balance of the ex- 
pense. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 






Ala. Eidmann presented the elaim of Chas. 
S. Whitcomb & Co. for loss of goods during 
teamsters strike, also the claim of Kimball 
& Cobb for refund on water mains, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Badenoch presented an order for re- 
surfacing with granite top macadam the fol- 
lowing system of streets, viz. ■ 

Lowe avenue, from 76th street to 79th 
street. 

Union avenue, from 76th street to 79th 
street. 

Emerald avenue, from 76th street to 79th 
street. 

Seventy-sixth street, frona Halsted street 
to C. & W. Ind. Ry. 

Seventy-seventh street, from Halsted street 
to C. & W. Ind. Ry. 

Seventy-eighth street, from Halsted street 
to C. & W. Ind. Ry. 

Which was referred to the Board of Lc- 
cal Improvements. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Decker presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby directed to lay water 
supply pipe in Wabash avenue, from 107th 
street o a point 480 feet north, and in 
Vaughn avenue, from 93d street, 260 feet 
south, if on a proper survey it is shown that 
an annual revenue of 10 cents per lineal foot 
shall be derived therefrom. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD/ 

Aid. Ruxton presented the claim of prem- 
ises No. 2005 Congress street for decrease of 
water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Aid. Rector presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 



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enforce Sections 1273, 1274 and 1275 of tha 
Municipal Code relating to trimming and re- 
moval of trees in the district bounded by 22d 
street, 40th avenue, 26th street and 46th ave- 
nue. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Hunter presented orders as follows, 
viz: 

For sidewalk on south side Van Buren 
street, from Central avenue to 52d avenue. 

For sidewalk on -south side Jackson street, 
from Walnut street to 52d avenue. 

For sidewalk on west side of 53d a\ enue, 
from Madison street to Harrison street. 

Which were referred to the Beard of Lo- 
cal Improvements. 

Aid. Hunter presented claim for damages 
to steamer "Livingstone," which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES TO THE 
COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred an order to investigate the offices of 
the City Government that are operated under 
the fee system, eubmitted a report recom- 
mending the passage-of an accompanying or- 
der. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is tbe report: 

Chicago, November 17th, 1902. 

To the Mayor avid Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred an order to investigate the offices ef 
the City Government that are operated under 
the fee system, having had the same under 



advisement beg leave to make a final report 
and recommend the passage of the following 
order. 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to begin proceed- 
ings at once, for the collection of such 
amounts as may be due the city from the sev- 
eral persons who have held the office of City 
Sealer, upon whose liability and upon such 
bonds, as were executed under Section 2006 
of the Revised Code in favor of tbe city and 
conditioned upon the faithful performance of 
the duties of the office, as the Statute of Lim- 
itations has not deprived the city of its right 
of action. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Eugene P. M. Creutz for back 
salary, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order, and that 
the claim of $147,55 be placed on file. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 17th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee ©n Finance, to whom was 
referred elaim of Eugene P. M. Creutz for 
back salary, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order, and that 
claim of $147.55 be placed on file. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to Eugene P. M. 
Creutz in the sum of eight and thirty-three 
hundredths (|8.33) dollars; same being 
amount due him on account of increase of 
salary during the month of January, 1S98, 
and charge same to tbe Water Fund, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 



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the claim »f James Tobin for wages as paver 
in the Department of Public Works, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying: order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following; is the report: 

Chicago, November 17th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of James Tobin for wages as 
paver in the Department of Public Works, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be ana he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to James Tobin in 
the sum of forty ($40.00) dollars, same to be 
in full of all claims for wages as paver dur- 
ing January and February, 1902, and charge 
same to the Fourth Ward Fund, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of the owners of the steamer 
'Emma E.Thompson' for damages on account 
of collision with Clark street bridge, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 17th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of the owners of the steamer 
" Emma E. Thompson" for damages on ac- 
count of collision with Clark street bridge, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order. 



Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed. to 
allow a judgment to be taken against the 
city in favor of Henry Bennett and the Cam- 
eron Lumber Company, owners of the 
steamer "Emma E.Thompson" in the amount 
of sixteen hundred ninety-eight and twenty- 
one one-hundredths ($1,698.21) dollars; 
same to be in full of all claims for damages 
of whatever kind or nature to said steamer 
caused by a collision with the Clark street 
bridge October 8th, 1901. This aetion is 
taken upon an opinion of the Corporation 
Counsel under date of June 27th, 1902, and 
attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claims of owner ©f premises 6100-2 Eg- 
gleston avenue, John J. Kezlowski, West 
Pullman Methodist Church, Otto Alt, C. S. 
Woolsey, George Stengel, Jacob Schill, H. 
Gieseke, Charles Friestartshausen (recom- 
mendations of a Sub-Committee attached), 
Milton Kellogg, Emil R. Gissler and Robert 
McMmrdy (recommendations by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works attached), for re- 
bate of water taxes, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 17th. 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred eiaims of owner of premises 6400-02 
Eggleston avenue, John J. Kozlowski, West 
Pullman Methodist Church, Otto Alt, C. S. 
Woolsey, George Stengel, Jacob Schill, H. 
Gieseke, Charles Friestartshausen (reeom- 
mendations of a Sub-Committee attached), 
Milton Kellogg, Emil R. Gissler and Robert 
McMurdy (recommendations by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works attached) for re- 
bates of water taxes, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 



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recommend the passage of the following er- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue to the following persons 
Touchers in the amounts set opposite their 
names; same to be in full of claims for re- 
bates of water taxes on the properties named, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay th§ 
same. 

Owner of premises 6400-2 Eggleston 

avenue 117 85 

John J. Kozlowski, 59 Allen avenue... 51 00 
West Pullman Methodist Church, 12001 

Butler street 41 88 

Otto Alt, 809 West Division street 6 00 

C. S. Woolsey, 4426 Berkeley avenue.. 4 50 

George Stengel, 11006 State street 21 00 

Jacob Schill, 3339 Calumet avenue 6 25 

H. Gieseke, 1116 Armitage avenue 28 25 

Charles Fnestartshausen,202 Montrose 

avenue 17 00 

Milton Kellogg, 312 Hoyue avenue. ... 3 20 

Emil R. Gissler, 314 Hoyne avenue 4 48 

Robert McMurdy, 4853 Kimbark ave- 
nue 5 95 

This action is taken upon the several rec- 
ommendations of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works and a Sub-Committee attached. 

Wm. Mavor, 

(Jhanrman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claims of Warner Silver Manufac- 
turing Co., Charles H. Gould, M. J. Cahill, 
C. Gravenstock (recommendations of a sub- 
committee attached), Mary Griffiu, M. Nauerh- 
ton, owner of 173-5 West Adams street, O. B. 
Green and Matt -Aller (recommendations of 
the Commissioner of Public Works and a 
sub-committee attached) for decrease of 
water taxes, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of au accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 17th, 1902. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 



referred claims of Warner Silver M'fg Co., 
Charles H. Gould, M. J. Cahill, C. Graven- 
stock (recommendations of a sub-committee 
attached), Mary Griffin, M. Naughton, owner 
of 173-5 West Adams street. O. B. Green and 
Matt Aller (recommendations of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and a sub-com- 
mittee attached) for decreases of water taxes, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order- 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease the water taxes assessed 
against the following persons on the property 
named, in the amount set opposite their 
names; same to be in full of claims for de- 
crease ou said properties. 

Warner Silver M'fg Co., 74-6 Superior 

street 812 15 

Charles H. Gould, 46 39th street 42 19 

M. J. Cahill, 561 Kinzie street (provided 
balance is paid and buffaio box in- 
stalled at once 19 25 

C. Gravenstock, 6459 Leavitt street 20 13 

Mary Griffin, 952 Garfield boulevard, 
(provided balance is paid and buffalo 

box is installed at once) 38 50 

M. Naughton, 439 North Clark street.. 55 00 
Owner of premises 173-5 West Adams 

street 81 00 

O. B. Green, 293 North Branch 40 50 

Matt. Aller, 2942-4 Hermitage avenue. 12 00 

This action is taken upon the several rec- 
ommendations of the Commissioner of Public 
Works and a sub-committee attached. 

Wm. Mavor 

Chairman, 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claims of Joseph Guchenhoff, Western 
Iron and Steel Company and Charles F. De- 
witt for decrease of water taxes, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of accom- 
panying orders. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred aud published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report - 

Chicago, November 17th, 1902. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of tlie City of 

Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 



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referred claims of Joseph Guchenhoff, West- 
ern Iron and Steel Company and Charles F. 
Dewitt for decrea e ot water taxes, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of ths 
following orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease the water taxes assessed 
on property known as 95 West Fullerton ave- 
nue six and no one hundredths dollars, and to 
accept from Joseph Guchenhoff the taxes 
assessed from May, 1900 to November 1901, 
on said property; and, be it further 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
proceed to collect the balance of $76.00 
assessed against said property from Joseph 
Lister and Mrs. Augusta Ristow, former 
owner and tenant, respectively ; and be it 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works accept from the Western Iron and 
Steel Company, the present tenants of prop- 
erty known as 3900-20 Emerald avenue, the 
amount of water taxes assessed, against said 
property from November, 1901 to November, 
1902; and, be it further 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
proceed to collect at once from the prior 
tenants or owners of the said property the 
balance of water laxes assessed against the 
property prior to November. 1901 ; and, be it 

Ordered, Tha the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to accept from Charles F. DeWitt, 
the present tenant of property known as 137 
Monroe street, the water taxes assessed 
.against the said property from November 1st, 
1901, to November 1902, being $72.00; and, 
be it further 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
proceed to collect at once from the former 
owners the balance of water taxes assessed 
against said property prior to November 
1st, 1901. ' 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of a sub-committee attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor. 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Hugh Reilly for wages during 



suspension, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 17th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Hugh Reilly for wages dur- 
ing suspension, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Police 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue a voucher to Hugh Reilly in the sum 
of seven hundred and twenty-five ($725.00) 
dollars; same to be in full of all claims for 
salary during time said Hugh Reilly was sus- 
pended from the police force, October 5th, 
1901, to August 4th, 1902, and the Comptroller 
is ordered to pay the same from the appro- 
priation for the police department. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
claims of Hu?o Arnold for decrease of water 
tax (adverse recommendation by a sub-com- 
mittee attac ed) ; Melinda A. Hayes for re- 
bate, owners of 576-8 Western Avenue, David 
S. Geer and Azel F. Hatch for decrease, 
owner of 295 North Halsted street, owner of 
449 Lincoln street and S. P. Parmeley & Com- 
pany for rebate and Mrs. Forsch for decrease 
of water taxes (adverse recommendations by 
the Commissioner of Public Works and a 
sub-committee attached), submitted a report 
recommending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

The Committee on Health Department, to 
whom was recommitted majority and minor- 
ity reports on an order to investigate Depart- 
ments of Health and Buildings in connection 



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with St. Luke's fire, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the adoption of the majority re- 
port. 

Aid. Butterworth moyed that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 14th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Health Department, 
to whom was recommitted majority and mi- 
nority reports on order to investigate Depart- 
ments of Health and Buildings in connection 
with St. Luke's fire, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the adoption of the report of 
sub-committee as submitted by the majority 
report and published on pages 1094 to 1097, 
inclusive, of the proceedings of September 
22, 1902. 

Wm. M. Butterworth, 
Chairman. 

(The majority report is published in the 
Council Proceedings of September 22, 1902, 
pages 1094 to 1097, both inclusive.) 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance for regulation of baby farms, 
submitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of an accompanying substitute ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Butterworth moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 14th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health Department, to 
whom was referred ordinance for regulation 
of baby farms, having bad the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of accompanying substitute ordi- 
nance. 

Wm. M. Butterworth, 
Chairman. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. For the purpose of this ordi- 
nance a public nursery is defined as a place 
where infants are received and retained for 
hire or reward, while under the age of three 
(3; years, for nursing and maintaining apart 
from their parents for a longer period than 
twenty-four (24) hours. 

Section 2. It shall not be lawful for any 
person, firm, association or corporation other 
than the regulariy constituted authorities «f 
the United State?, State of Illinois, County 
of Cook or City of Chicago or a duly incor- 
porated association for the care of children 
which has been accredited pursuaut to an act 
to regulate the treatment and control of de- 
pendent, neglected and delinquent children, 
to retain or receive for hire or reward more 
than three (3) infants under the age of three 
(3) years for the purpose of nursing or main- 
taining such infants apart from their parents 
for a longer period than twenty-four (24) 
hours without first obtaining a permit there- 
for, as hereinafter provided. 

Section 3. Any person, firm, association 
or corporation other than the regularly con- 
stituted authorities of the United States, 
State of Illinois, County of Cook or City of 
Chicago, or a duly incorporated association 
for the care of children which has been a«- 
credited pursuant to an act to regulate the 
treatment and control of dependent, neglected 
and delinquent children, desiring to establish, 
conduct or maintain a public nursery within 
the limits ©f the City of Chicago, must first 
make a written application to the Commis- 
sioner of Health of said city, which applica- 
tion shall state the location or proposed loca- 
tion of such public nursery, the purpose for 
which it is to be opened, conducted or main- 
tained, the accommodations or the proposed 
accommodations for the infants to be therein 
nursed or cared for, the nature or kind of 
treatment given or proposed to be given 



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therein, and the name or address of the super- 
intendent or person in charge thereof. 

Section 4, It shall be the duty of the said 
Commissioner of Health, upon presentation 
of such application, to make or cause to be 
made a strict inquiry and inspection of the 
facts set out in such application, and if he 
shall find from such inquiry and inspection 
that the location of such public nursery is 
suitable and will afford proper accommoda- 
tions for the care of the infants to be received 
therein, and that the superintendent or per- 
son in charge thereof is a person of good 
moral character and has sufficient knowledge, 
experience and ability properly to conduct 
such public nursery, the Commissioner of 
Health shall issue a permit to the applicant 
to conduct a public nursery at such place 
under rules and regulations to be prescribed 
by the Department of Health. 

Section 5. It shall be the duty of the 
person, firm, association or corporation con- 
ducting a public nursery within the limits of 
the City of Chicago to enter in a register 
to be kept by him or them, the name, sex and 
age of every infant received therein, the 
date of reception and the names and addresses 
of the person or persons from whom received, 
and so far as can be ascertained the names, 
addresses, nationality, religion and occupa- 
tion of the parents of such infants and the 
reason for their being brought to such public 
nursery, and immediately upon the removal 
of each infant, the time of removal, and the 
names and addresses of the persons by whom 
removed. Such register shall be produced 
by the person keeping the same when and 
where required to do so by the Health Com- 
missioner of the City of Chicago or the 
Juvenile Court of Cook eounty. 

Section 6. Monthly reports shall be made 
by the superintendent or person in charge of 
such public nursery to the Commissioner of 
Health of the City of Chicago, giving the 
name, age and sex of each child which is or 
has been in such institution during such 
month. 



Section 7. The Commissioner of Health, 
or his representatives, shall have the right to 
and it shall be his duty to enter any place 
where a public nursery is conducted for the 
purpose of inspecting the same at such times 
and under such rules and regulations as shall 
be prescribed by the Department of Health. 
Section 8. The Commissioner of Health 
may revoke said permit at any time if upon 
inspection he shall find the same to be con- 
ducted, managed or maintained in violation 
of the terms of the application for the permit 
under which the same was opened, conducted, 
managed or maintained, or in violation of 
any of the health or sanitary ordinances, 
rules or regulation^ of said City of Chicago. 
Section 9. Any person, firm, association 
or corporation who shall violate any of the 
provisions of this ordinance, or any rule or 
regulation o± the Department of Health 
made pursuant thereto, shall upon conviction 
be punished by a fine not exceeding two 
hundred dollars ($200.00). 

Section 10. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage and publica- 
tion. 

AL.SO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution for an investigation of the sani- 
itary condition of the City Hall, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Butterworth moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, November 14th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Councii Assembled : 

Your Committee on Health Department to 
whom was referred a resolution for an 
investigation of the sanitary condition of the 
City Hall, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of an accompanying order: 

Ordered, That the Finance Committee be 



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and is hereby authorized and dire«ted to in- 
clude in the Annual Appropriation Bill for 
1903 an item setting aside the >um of $30,000 
for the purpose of placing the City Hall in a 
proper sanitary condition. 

Wm. M. Butterworth, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance regulating vaccination in public 
schools, submitted a report recommending 
that the same be placed on file. 



o concur in the 



Aid. Butterworth moved 
report. 
The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance prohibiting the distribu- 
tion of medicine, food, etc., in samples, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the same 
be placed on file. 

Aid. Butterworth moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. 
D., to whom was referred an ordinance in 
favor of Vincent de Salvo to construct two 
stairways, submitted a report recommending 
that the same be passed. 

Aid. Fowler moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 17th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled • 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D., to whom was referred ordinance 
in favor of Vincent de Salvo to construct two 
stairways, having had the same under ad- 



visement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the ordinance. 

Frank T. Fowler, - 

Chairman. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby given and granted 
to Vincent de Salvo, his successors or assigns, 
to construct and maintain two stairways on 
the sidewalk space leading to the basement 
en the DeKoven street side and one stairway 
on the Halsted street side of* his building at 
the northeast corner of DeKoven and Halsted 
streets; said stairways to be constructed and 
located in accordance with plans and specifi- 
cations hereto attached and which are made 
a part hereof and to which express reference 
is hereby had, and a copy of which said plans 
and specifications shall at all times be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner of 
Buildings. 

The location, construction, and maintenance 
of said stairways shall be under the direction 
and supervision of the Commissioner of Build- 
ing and the Fire Marshal of the City of Chi- 
cago, and the construction and location of 
the same shall be in accordance witn plans 
and specifications which shall first be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Buildings 
and the Fire Marshal of the City of Chioago; 
and no permit shall be issued allowing any 
work to be done in and about the construction 
of said stairways herein authorized until said 
plans and specifications have first been sub- 
mitted to and approved by said Commissioner 
of Buildings and said Fire Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
hereby granted shall cease and determine 
twenty (20) years from the date of the 
passage of this ordinance, or at any time 
prior thereto in the discretion of the Mayor 
or the City Council. During the life of this 
ordinance said Vincent de Salvo, his sue- 
cessors or assigns, shall at all times keep 



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said stairways and the portions of the side- 
walk immediately surrounding the same in 
geod condition and repair and safe for pub- 
lic travel, to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 3. In consideration of the privi- 
leges herein granted, and as compensation 
therefor, said Vincent de Salvo, his suc- 
aessors assigns, shall pay to the City of 
Chicago so long as the privileges herein au- 
thorized are being enjoyed, and until such 
time as said stairways or either of them are 
ordered removed by the City Council or the 
Mayor of the City of Chicago, the sum of 
twenty ($20.00) dollars per annum, payable 
semi-annually in advance; the first payment 
to be made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance and each succeeding payment 
semi annually thereafter. 

Section 4. If at any time hereafter the 
City Council or the Mayor of the City of 
Chicago shall desire to revoke the permission 
and authority herein granted and order said 
stairways or either of them herein author- 
ized to be removed, the grantee herein, his 
successors or assigns, upon receipt of a notice 
from the City Council or the Mayor so to re- 
move said stairways or either ef them, shall 
proceed forthwith to remove such stairways 
as may be ordered and directed and restore 
said sidewalks to their proper condition, so 
that the portion of the sidewalks where said 
stairways had been located shall be put in the 
same condition as the other parts of said side- 
walks in the same block; and the work of 
such removal shall be done at the expense of 
said grantee and without expense or cost of 
any kind to the City of Chicago; provided, 
that in the event of a failure, neglect or re- 
fusal on the part of said grantee, his succes- 
sors or assigns, to remove said stairways or 
either of them and restore said sidewalks 
as above provided, when directed so to do, 
the City of Chicago may proceed to remove 
the same and restore said sidewalks and 



charge the expense thereof to said grantee, 
his successors or assigns. 

Section 5. No work shall be done under 
authority of this ordinance until a permit 
skall first have been issued by the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings authorizing such work to 
proceed, and no permit shall issue until the 
first semi-annual payment herein provided 
for has been made at the office of the City 
Comptroller of the City of Chicago and a 
bond executed by said grantee herein, in the 
penal sum of ten thousand (110,000.00) dol- 
lars, with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned to indemnify, save and 
keep harmless the City of Chicago from any 
and all damage, cost, expense ©r liability of 
any kind whatsoever which may be suffered 
by it, said City of Chicago, or which it may 
be put to or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said city from, 
by reason o or on account of the permission 
and authority herein granted or the exercise 
by the grantee herein, his suecossors or as- 
signs, of the permission and authority herein 
given, and conditioned further for the faith- 
ful performance and observance of all and 
singular the conditions and provisions of this 
or inance. Said bond and the liability of the 
sureties thereon shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance; and if at any 
time during the life of this ordinance said 
frond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall thereupon 



Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and the filing of the written accept- 
ance, thereof together with the bond here- 
inabove provided for. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance for the vaeation of an alley in 
Walker's Douglas Park Addition, submitted 
a report recommending that the same be 
passed. 



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Aid. Fowler moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 17th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Cauncil Assembled; 

Your Committee en Streets and Alleys, W. 
D., to whom was referred ordinance for 
vacation of alley in Walker's Douglas Park 
Addition, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the ordinance. 

Frank T. Fowler, 

Chairman. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the east and west alley 
in the north one-half (%) of Block twelve 
(12) ef Walker's Douglas Park Addition, 
being a subdivision of the east one-half (>£) 
of the southeast quarter (i£), Section twenty- 
four (24), Township thirty-nine (39) North, 
, Range thirteen (13), East of the Third (3d) 
Principal Meridian, in Cook County, Illinois, 
being the alley south of and adjoining Lots 
twelve (12) to twenty-seven (27), inclusive, 
and north of and adjoining Lots twenty- 
eight (28) to forty three (43), inclusive, be- 
tween 19th and 20th streets, running from 
private right of way of railroad on the west 
to the north and south alley on the east, in 
said Block twelve (12), as shown by plat 
hereunto annexed and made a part of this or- 
dinance, be and the same is hereby vaeated 
and closed; provided, however, that this or- 
dinance shall not take effect unless the sum 
of eight hundred and forty dollars ($840.00) 
shall be paid by the owners of said lots twelve 
(12) to .forty-three (43), inclusive, in said 
Block twelve (12), to the Comptroller of the 
City of Chicago within thirty (30) days from 
the date of the passage hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a communication for the repeal of an ordi- 
nance, Stockham Manufacturing Company, 
submitted a report recommending- the pas- 
sage of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Fowler moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 17th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D., to whom was referred communi- 
cation for the repeal of ordinance, Stockham 
Manufacturing Company, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave t© report 
and reeommend the passage of the accom- 
panying ordinance: 

Frank T. Fowler, 

Chairman. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance granting 
permission to the Siockham Manufacturing 
Company to maintain a switch track in 46th 
avenue, near Grand avenue, passed June 25, 
1900, be and the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be ie 
foroe from and after its passage.. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance in favor Union Horse Nail Co. 
to lay pipe across 22d street, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the same be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Fowler moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance in favor of Sharkey & Peck for 
switch track, submitted a report recommeud- 
ing that the same be placed on file. 



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Aid. Fowler moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order to permit H. W. Mueller to lay one 
course of brick around shed, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the same be plaeed 
on file. 

Aid. Fowler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a communication, asking permission for The 
T. Wilce Co. to string cable aeross street at 
82d and Throop, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Fowler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, 
the minority and majority reports of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., on 
the Allis-Chalmers Company's switch track 
ordinance, deferred and published October 
BO, 1902, paere 1302, be now taken up. 

Aid. Fowler moved to substitute the mi- 
nority for the majority report. 

Aid. Connery moved to table Aid. Fowler's 
motion. 

The motion to table prevailed by yeas and 
j ays as follows : 

Teas — Doubek, Litzinger, Mavor, Snow, 
Poucek,Moertel, Cerveny, Scully, Maypole, 
Strauss, Beilfuss, Smulski, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Finn, Minwegen. Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, 
Blake, Butler, Connery. Hart, Mclnerney, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Decker, Bihl— 31. 

Nays— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing. Dixon, 
Jackson, Sloan, Bennett, Moynihan, Jones, 
Fick, Cullerton, Zimmer, Fowler, Lein- 
inger. Kunz, Dever, Powers, Patterson, 
Palmer, Dunn, Williston, Kuester, Keeney, 
Bradley, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 27. 



Aid. Connery' moved to eoncur in the ma- 
jority report and place the ordinance on file. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Jackson, Doubek, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Foucek, Novak, Cullerton, 
Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Maypole, 
Strauss, Beilfuss, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Finn, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehemann, 
Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Keeoey, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Butterworth, O'Connell, 
Deeker, Bihl, Ruxton— 44. 

Nays — Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, Fic*k, Fowler, 
Leininger, Kunz, Patterson, Palmer, Willis- 
ton, Kuester, Bradley, Rector, Hunter — 14. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FORMER MEET- 
INGS PENDING BEFORE 
THE COUNCIL. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Wm. Meehan for 
personal injuries, deferred and published 
November 10, 1902, page 1351. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Roach, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter — 61. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to William Meehan 
in the sum of one hundred and seventy-eight 
($178.00) dollars, and charge same to appro 



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priation for Central Park Pumping- Station, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same ; and, be it further 

Ordered, That the City Attorne be and 
he is hereby authorized and direeted to allow 
a judgment to be taken against the eity in 
favor of William Meehan in the sum of two 
hundred and thirty-nine ($239.00) dollars; 
which judgment, in connection with the 
voucher herein ordered issued and paid, shall 
be in full of all claims of whatever kind or 
nature arising from or growing- out of an ac- 
cident to said William Meehan on December 
8th, 1901 at the Central Park Pumping Sta- 
tion. 

This action is taken upon an opinion of the 
City Attorney and the recommendation of a 
sub-committee attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the claim of John W. Ford for dam- 
ages to wagon and horse, deferred and pub- 
lished November 10, 1902, page 1351. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Maror, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveney, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Roach, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Sebmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Deeker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and 
he is hereby authorized and direeted to 
allow a judgment to be taken against the 
city in favor of John W. Ford in the sum of 
one hundred ($100.00) dollars; same to be in 
full of all claims of whatever kind or nature 
arising from or growing out of an accident 
to horse and wagon of said Ford's on June 
29th, 1902, on Colorado avenue near the in- 



tersection of Homan avenue, on account of 
defective condition of street. This action is 
taken upoa an opinion of the City Attorney 
and recommendation of a Sub-Committee 
attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor 
presented the report of the Committee oi 
Finance on the claim of John S. Flizikowski 
for personal injuries, deferred and pub- 
lished November 10, 1902, page 1351. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays a follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zim'raer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski. Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Roach, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoeh, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Naya — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to John S. Flizikowski the sum of fifty 
($50.00) dollars; same to be in full of all 
claims of whatever kind or nature arising 
from or growing out of an aecident to said 
John S. Flizikowski on May 16th, 1902, at 
1075 North 41st court, on account of defective 
sidewalk, and charge same to the Finance 
Committee Fund, Appropriation 1902, Official 
Record, March 18th, 1902, page 2387. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Attorney and a sub-com- 
mittee attached. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Maver, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the claim of Thomas D. Moore for 
personal injuries, deferred and published 
November 10, 1902, page 1851. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 



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The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

}>as— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Roach, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan. Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann. Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Ways— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to allow 
a judgment to be taken against the city in 
favor of Thomas D. Moore in the sum of 
three hundred ($300,00) dollars; same to be 
in full of all claims of whatever kind or 
nature arising from or growing out of an 
accident to said Moore on April 14th, 1901, 
on Avendale avenue, near Troy street, by 
reason of a defective sidewalk. 

This action is taken upon an opinion of the 
City Attorney, attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the repoi't of the Committee on Finance 
on the claim of H. I. Dahl for expenses of 
lowering water pipes, deferred and published 
November 10, 1902, page 1352. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Sehmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Molnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 



Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized afid directed to pay 
to H. I. Dahl the sum of eleven and fifty one- 
hundredths ($11.50) dollars, same to be in 
full of all claims for the lowering of water 
service pipes in front of 797-801 West 
Wrightwood avenue, and charge the same to 
the Finance Committee Fund, appropriation 
1902, Official Record, March 18th, 1902, page 
2387. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the claim of William R. Manierre 
for compensation for property at 22d street 
and the River, deferred and published 
November 10, 1902, page 1352. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, McLnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed • 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow a judgment to be taken against the 
city in favor of William R. Manierre in the 
sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars; same 
to be in full settlement of all claims of what- 
ever kind or nature for the use by the city of 
easement upon property at the south branch 
of the Chicago River and 22d street for the 
use of sewer at that point. 

This action is taken upon an opinion of the 
Corporation Counsel attached hereto. 



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The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance, on sundry claims for compensation 
for injuries received in the intercepting sew- 
ers, deferred and published November 10, 
1902, page 1353. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Sinulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston. Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The follow ng is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
parsons in the amount set opposite their 
names; same to be in full of all claims of 
whatever kind or nature arising from or 
growing ont of accidents t© the said persons, 
rtspectively, while at work on the intercept- 
ing sewers, as per releases and waivers at- 
tached hereto, in accordance with his recom- 
mendations attached; and the Comptroller 
ia ordered to pay the same from the appro- 
priation for intercepting sewers. 

Patrick Ruvane $46 25 

Thomas O'Grady 18 00 

Chas. Williamson $ 2 50 

Patrick O'Malley 4 50 

Denis Remington 17 50 

Chas. Powers 1 00 

Frank Runyan. .. ; 9 00 

John O'Donnell 15 00 

John Hoyle 10 50 

John O'Donnell 11 25 

Patrick McCarthy 76 00 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Butterworth, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, S. D., on an ordinance 



vacating north and south alley in Sidwell's 
Add. to Englewood, Block 2, 16, 38, 14, de- 
ferred and published July 7, 1902, poge984. 

Aid. Butterworth moved to recommit the 
ordinanee to the committee from whence it 
came. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Werno, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Judiciary on an ordinance to provide carettes, 
omnibuses, etc., with rubber tires, deferred 
and published November 10, 1902, page 1354. 

Aid. Werno moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones. Fick, Foucek. Novak, Culler- 
ton. Moertel. Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, 
Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, 
Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Kuester, Keeney, Butler, Connery, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 60. 

Nays — Conlon — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORPIN \NCE 

To regulate the operation of omnibuses, car- 
ettes, and other vehieles for the transpor- 
tation of passengers. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of t?i« City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all omnibuses, carettes. 
and all other vehicles used for the transpor- 
tation of passengers for hire upon the streets 
of the City of Chicago, excepting street cars 
and such ether vehicles as run upon tracks 
laid and provided for them, and excepting 
hacks, carriages, and cabs, shall be provided 
throughout with rubber tires of standard 
weight and size 
Section 2. Every person, company or cor- 



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poration who shall, after this ordinance goes 
into effect, operate any of the vehicles here- 
inbefore described without providing the 
same with such rubber tires, shall be fined in 
a sum of not less than ten dollars for every 
day such vehicle shall be operated without 
such rubber tires. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
■ix months from and after its passage and ap- 
proval by the Mayor. 

The Clerk, on motion ©f Aid. Werno pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Judi- 
eiary on an ordinance amending an ordinance 
passed June 30, 1902, in favor of Gustav 
Miller for bay window, deferred and pub- 
lished November 10, 1902, page 1354. 

Aid. Werno moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Jackson, 
Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, Mavor, Bennett, 
Snow, Moynihan, Fick, Foueek, Zimmer, 
Fowler, Maypole, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Dever, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Sullivan, Werno, Herrmann, Ehemann,Wil- 
liston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Connery, 
Bradley, Butterworth, O'Connell — 36: 

Nays— Novak, Cerveny, Scully, Smulski, 
Brennan, Conlon, Minwegen, Dougherty, 
Schmidt, Dunn, Hart— 11. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the CHii 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance, published 
on page 859 of the Council Proceedings, giv- 
ing permission and authority to Gustav Miller 
to construct and maintain a bay window at 
144 LaSalle street, be amended in the fourth 
line of Section 8 to read; "The sum of $1.00 
per annum per square foot of sidewalk space 
occupied," instead of "the sum of $50.00 per 
annum." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect after its passage. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Werno, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Ju- 



diciary on ordinance prohibiting the driving 
of vehicles with one wheel in track and the 
other resting on a brick or asphalt pavement, 
deferred and published November 10, 1902, 
page 1353. 

Aid. Sloan moved to amend the ordinance 
by -inserting therein the words "for not 
more than one block." 

Aid. Werno moved to table Aid. Sloan's 
amendment. 

The motion to table prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to recommit the 
ordinance to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Patterson moved to table the motion 
to recommit. 

The motion to table prevailed. 

Aid. Sloan moved to take his amendment 
from the table. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Litzinger, Sloan, Novak, 
Cullerton, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Min- 
wegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Schmidt, Kues- 
ter, Keeney, Bradley, O'Connell — 16. 

Nays — Kenna, Ailing, Jackson, Doubek, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Fick, Beil 
fuss, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, Werno, Herrmann, 
Ehemann, Dunn, Williston, Connery, Hart, 
Butterworth— 26. 

Aid. Patterson moved that the ordinance 
be made a special order for the next regular 
meeting at 8:30 o'clock P. M. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Schools, on a request for $15,000 for labora- 
tories, luuch room etc., for the John Mar- 
shall High School, deferred and published 
November 10, 1902, page 1355. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fiek, Foueek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 



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Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoeh, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, The the sum of $15,000 be appro- 
priated for the fitting up and finishing of 
laboratories, lunch room, etc., at the John 
Marshall High Sehool, and that the City 
Comptroller t e and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to set aside the sum of $15,000 
from the unappropriated balan«e of the 
building account for the said improvement. 

The Clerk on motion of Aid. Dunn pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Schools on request to acquire property for 
the Avondale School, deferred and published 
November 10, 1902, page 1355. 

Aid. Dunn moved to c*neur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoeh, 
DeckeR, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nm/s — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the proper officers of the 
Board of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to acquire title, under the eminent 
domain law for the use of sehools, to the fol- 
lowing described property: Three hundred 
feet of ground on Lawndale avenue, east 
front, northwest corner Schubert avenue, 



having a depth of 125 feet, being acre prop- 
erty not subdivided. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Schools 
©n request for school site at the northwest 
corner of 106th street and Fulton avenue, de- 
ferred and published November 10, 1902, 
page 1355. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fiek, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, SGhmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoeh, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the proper officers of the 
Board of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to purchase for the use of schools 
a site on the northwest Gorner of 106th street 
and Fulton avenue (extended), having • a 
frontage of 300 feet on Fulton avenue (Pull- 
man) extended by a depth of 125 feet, ex- 
tending back to alley 16-feet in width to be 
laid out, subject to general taxes after the 
year 1901, and special assessments confirmed 
after date, for the sum of $5,000. 



The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Schools on request for permission to locate 
scales in alleys in rear of sundry school build- 
ings, deferred and published November 10, 
1902, page 1356. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 



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Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon Powers Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permits to the Board of Education to 
place scales in alleys in the rear of the fol- 
lowing school buildings: 

Ellis Avenue, English High and Manual 
Training, Burns, Hamilton, McKinley 
High, Lake View, Ohio Street and Sawyer 
Avenue, Eberly Avenue and West Cullom 
Street, Dante, Jungman, South Division 
High, Oakland, Pickard Addition, Cooper, 
Washtenaw Avenue and Fifteenth Place. 

The Clerk, ©n motion of Aid. Dunn, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Schools 
on request of the Board of Education to in- 
stall 204 fire alarm boxes in public shools 
under inspection and supervision of City 
Electrician, deferred and published Novem- 
ber 10, 1902, page 1356. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, Mavor, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, Fick, 
Foucek, Novak, Cullerton, Moertel, Zim : 
mer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, Maypole, 
Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, Smul- 
ski, Dever, Conlon, Powers, Patterson, 
Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, Dough- 
erty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hun 
ter— 61. 

Nays — None. 



The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the sum of $15,000 be appro- 
priated for the placing of fire alarm boxes in 
204 school buildings, the work to be done 
under the supervision of the City Electrician 
and to be tested and ap roved by him, and 
that the City Comptroller be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to set aside the sum 
of 115,000, same to be charged to permanent 
improvements, for the placing of said fire 
alarm boxes. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Minwegen, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, N. D., on an ordinance in 
favor of the Western Cold Storage Company 
for a coal hole, deferred and published Nov- 
ember 10, 1902, page 1353. 

Aid. Minwegen moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Slean, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrman, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston. Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenock, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Granting the Western Cold Storage Company 
permission to use and maintain a coal vault. 
Whereas, The Western Cold Storage Com- 
pany of Chicago lease and occupy the build- 
ing, 23 L and 233 Michigan street, being fifty 
(50) feet front, and also own and occupy the 
building,244 and 246 Illinois street, being fifty 
(50) feet front, which is north of the prem- 
ises on Michigan street, and desires to use the 
alley between said two buildings as a coal 
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Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. Permission and authority be 
and are hereby granted to the Western Cold 
Storage Company of Chicago to construct, 
maintain and use a coal vault under the alley 
lying between the premises known as 231 and 
233 Michigan street and the premises known 
as 244 and 246 Illinois street, upon the terms 
and conditions hereinafter set forth. 

Section 2. Said Western Cold Storage Com- 
pany shall excavate said alley and cover the 
excavation with steel beams extending across 
said alley and supporting cement arches and 
cover the same with an asphalt pavement. 
The grade of the top of the asphalt shall be in 
accordance with the directions of the Street 
Department of the city and specifications for 
the building of said vault shall be approved 
by said Street Department. Said alley shall 
be paved, maintained and used at all times so 
that teams and pedestrians can safely pass 
over the same except when coal is being placed 
therein. The construction and maintenance 
of said vault shall at all times be subject to 
the control of the city, which shall have a 
right to the reasonable use thereof without 
cost or expense to it for laying and maintain- 
ing wires through the same. The permission 
hereby granted may be revoked by the city at 
any time, and when so revoked said Western 
Cold Storage Company shall, without delay, 
fill up said coal vault and restore said alley 
in manner satisfactory to the Commissioner 
of Public Works of said city. 

Section 3. Said Western Cold Storage 
Company shall not use said coal vault until it 
shall have filed with the City Clerk of this 
city its acceptance of this ordinance, together 
with its bond in the penal sum of five thou- 
sand dollars ($5,000), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor of said city, conditioned 
that said Western Cold Storage Company 
will indemnify and keep harmless said city 
from any and all loss, damage *r expense suf- 
fered by said city by reason of the construc- 



tion and maintenance of said coal vault, and 
for the restoration of said alley, when the per- 
mission hereby granted is revoked, to a con- 
dition satisfactory to the said Commissioner 
of Public Works, and without any cost or 
charge to said city, and will promptly make 
the payments hereinafter set forth, and con- 
ditioned further to faithfully observe and per 
form all the terms and conditions of this ordi- 
nance. 

Section 4. For the use of said coal vault 
said Western Cold Storage Company shall 
pay to the city the sum of one hundred dol- 
lars ($100.00) per annum, payable on the first 
day of November, 1902, and on the first day of 
each succeeding November during the con- 
tinuance of this ordinance. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after the date of its passage and its 
acceptance by said Western Cold Storage 
Company, and the approval of the bond here- 
inbefore required. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Novak, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, W. D., on an ordinance 
in favor of the D. M. Goodwillie Company 
for a switch track on 22d street, deferred and 
published October 20, 1902, page 1301. 

Aid. Novak moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 



The motion prevailed and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Ktnna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Jackson, Doubek, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Culler- 
ten, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brenuan, 
Conlon, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegeu, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Buttler, 
Connery, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Hunter— 61. 

Nays — Nene. 






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The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby given and grant- 
ed to D. M. Goodwillie Company, a corpora- 
tion, to construct, lay, maintain and operate 
a single railroad switchtrack connecting with 
the tracks of tne Chicago, Burlington and 
Quincy Railway Company on Twenty-second 
street and a point on said tracks beginning 
at the west line of Centre avenue; said track 
to run from the point of connection in a 
northwesterly direction across Twenty-second 
street to the north line of Twenty-second 
street, at which point said railway switchtrack 
enters upon the property ©f the said grantee 
herein ; the location of said switchtrack be- 
ing more particularly shown en the blueprint 
hereto attached, and which is hereby made 
a part hereof; a copy of which said blue- 
print shall at all times be kept on file in the 
office of the Commissioner of Public Works 
of the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
herein granted shall cease and determine ten 
(10) years from the date of the passage of 
this ordinance. 

Section 3. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein shall keep such 
portion of the street as is occupied by said 
switchtrack, and the space of one (1) foot on 
each side thereof, in good condition and re- 
pair to the satisfaction and approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

At the termination of the rights and privil- 
eges herein granted said grantee shall remove 
said switehtrack and all appurtenances there- 
of and shall forthwith restore said street oc- 
occupied by said switch track, to the same 
condition of the said street within the block 
in which said switch track is located. 

Section 4. The operation and mainten- 
ance of the switch track herein provided for 
shall be subject to all the existing ordinances 



of the City of Chicago now in force, or 
which may hereafter be in force, relating to 
the use and operation of switch tracks and 
railway tracks: and the construction and 
maintenance thereof shall be under the su- 
pervision and to the satisfaction of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. No work shall 
be doncin and about the construction of the 
work herein authorized until a permit au- 
thorizing the commencement of such work 
shall first have been issued by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 5. In consideration of the privi- 
leges herein granted, the said D. M. Goodwillie 
Company shall pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars 
(1150.00) per annum each and every year 
during the life of this ordinance; the first 
payment to be made as ©f the date of the 
passage of this ordinance, and each succeed- 
ing payment annually thereafter payments to 
be made at the office ©f the City Comptroller 
of the City of Chicago. 

Section 6. Before doing any work under 
and by virtue of the authority herein granted, 
the said grantee shall execute a bond to the 
City of Chicago in the penal sum of five 
thousand dollars ($5,000.00) with sureties to 
be approved hy the Mayor conditioned for 
the observance and faithful performance of 
all and singular the conditions and 
provisions ©f this ordinance; and con* 
ditioned further to indemnify, save and 
keep harmless the City of Chicago from any 
and all loss, damage, expense, cost or liability 
of any kind whatsoever which may be suffered 
by it, the said city, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to, or recovered from the 
said city from or by reason of or on account 
of the passage of this ordinance, or from or 
by reason of or on account of any act or 
thing done by the said grantee herein by 
virtue of the authority herein given ; said 
bond and the liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the life of 



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this ordinance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not be 
in full force, then the privileges herein 
granted shjll thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage, 
and upon the filing of an acceptance in 
writing of said ordinance by said grantee, 
and the filing of the bond herein provided 
for. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Scully moved that the Council 
do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned to meet 
on Monday, November 24, 1902, at 7:30 
o'clock P. M. 




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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



Chicago, Illinois 



Regular Meeting, November 24, 1902. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, November 28, 1902. 



Present — His Honor, the Mayor and Aid. 
Coughlin, Keuna, Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, 
Jaekson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Brenner,Fick,Foucek, Novak, Cullerton, Moer- 
tel,Zimmer,Cerveny, Scully, Friestedt, Fowler, 
Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Roach, Bowers, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sul- 
livan, Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehe- 
mann, Schmidt, Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Keuster, Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, 
Hart, Carey, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Race 
and Hunter. 

Absent— Aid. Jones, Smulski, Mclnerney, 
Badenoch and Decker. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the minutes of 



the regular meeting held Nov. 17, 1902, be 
corrected so as to show that a motion was 
made and carried to recommit a report 
of tbe Track Elevation Committee on an 
ordinance vacating a part of Mary street 
and eliminating subway under the tracks of 
the Chicago and Alton, the Atchison, To- 
peka and Santa Fe Railroad and the Chi- 
cago, Madison and Northern Railroad, de- 
ferred and published June 30, 1902, to the 
Committee on Track Elevation. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Butterworth moved that the minutes 
be further corrected on pages 1425 and 1426, by 
striking out all reference to the introduction 
of the majority and minority reports on an 
order to investigate Departments of Health 
and Buildings in connection with the St. 
Luke's fire. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting held November 17, 



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1902, as corrected, be approved without being 
read. 

The motion prevailed. 



COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR, COMP- 
TROLLER, CORPORATION COUNSEL, CITY 
CLERK, COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS 
AND ALL OTHER CITY OFFICERS, DEPART- 
MENTS AND BRANCHES OF THE CITY GOV- 
ERNMENT. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his re- 
port of releases from the House of Correc- 
tion for the week ending November 23, 1902, 
which was 

Placed on file 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, / 

November 24th, 1902. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last meeting, ordering that 
the City Electrician shall not hereafter dis- 
continue the lighting of any gas, gasoline or 
electric light, or transfer any such light to a 
new location, except by order of the City 
Council, upon motion of one of the Aldermen 
of the ward in which the iight is located, for 
the reason that in the working of the depart- 
ment the provisions of such an order would 
be thoroughly impracticable. Several times 
during the years that I have been Mayor, it 
has been necessary toward the end of the 
year to cut out many thousands of lights for 
the purpose of getting the expenses of the 
Department of Electricity within the appro- 
priations. Interminable confusion would 
have followed if an order of this character 
were in force. The distribution* of lights 
is properly within the functions of the execu- 
tive department of the city government. The 
City Electrician, I am confident, is anxious in 
his distribution of lights to comply with the 
wishes of the Aldermen of the various wards, 
and the object to be gained by the order in 
question can be secured without the passage 
of such an order if the Aldermen will make 



their wishes known to the Department of 
Electricity. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Bennett moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, 
was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the order be 
passed, the veto of His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 



ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office. ) 

November 24th, 1902. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last meeting, directing the 
Commissioner of Buildings to issue a permit 
for the erection of a frame building on the 
west side of the Wells Street bridge, for the 
reasons stated in the attached letter from the 
Deputy Commissioner of Public Works. 
Some time ago an order was introduced in the 
City Council directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to make a lease for the stand 
in question. This order was referred to a 
Committee. In the meanwhile application 
for a lease was made to the Department of 
Public Works and owing to a misunderstand- 
ing the lease was made. When the condi- 
tions were made known to the Commissioner 
of Public Works he directed the cancellation 
of the lease. At the present time there is no 
lease in existence for the property in ques- 
tion and therefore there exists no valid rea- 
son for granting the permit in question This 
order should be referred to tt:e Committee on 
Judiciary, which has under its consideration 
the granting of a permit to maintain a fruit 
stand on the Wells Street bridge. 

Respectfully 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



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Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayer, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Corporation Counsel submitted the 
following communication : 

Office of the Counsel j 

to the Corporation. > 

Chicago, November 17, .1902. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Gentlemen— Your Honorable Body at its 
last meeting, November 10, passed the fol- 
lowing order: 

•'Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel re- 
port to this body what compliance, if any, 
the Chicago Union Traction Company is 
making with recent decision of the Supreme 
Court in transfer case; also the speediest 
means to secure a complete recognition of the 
city's claims." 

I beg to report that in my judgment com- 
plete recognition of the city's claims has 
already been secured and that the company 
is now complying fully with the recent de- 
cision of the Supreme Court in the transfer 
case. The company, in installing the new 
system, says in its printed instructions to 
eonductors that it is the intention of the sys- 
tem "to give those passengers who desire it 
a ride from any one point to any other point 
on our lines for a five cent fare, and any num- 
ber of transfers he may require to make the 
trip, provided he be not given transfers which 
will allow him to return in the direction from 

which he started A passenger may go 

north and west and north and west again re- 
peatedly to the end of the system. He may 
go north and east and north and east again 
until he reaches the end. He may 
go west and north as many times as 
he chooses. He may go East and South or 
he may go East and North and will be en- 
titled to a transfer to any intersecting line 
which carries him in that general direction 

* * * This zigzag system of trans- 
fers will be allowed for any direction and 
from any starting point." 

The regulations further provide that there 



shall be no limit to the number of transfers on 
transfers a passenger may receive going in 
the same general direction. 

The general system of transfers does not 
provide for taking a passenger around three 
sides of a square, but in order to enable a 
passenger to travel from any point on one 
side of a square to any point on the opposite 
side, the company has adopted a rule provid- 
ing for what is called a "special transfer." I 
know of no instance at present in which the 
Supreme Court decision and the ordinance 
are not being fully complied with by the com- 
pany. If any reasonable fault may be found 
hereafter in the operation of the new system, 
I have the assurances of the company's repre- 
sentatives that it will be remedied at once. 
Respectfully yours, 

Charles M. Walker, 
Corporation Counsel* 

Which was placed on file. 

The City Comptroller submitted the fol- 
lowing communication: 

Department of Finance, \ 
Chicago, Nov. 18, 1902. \ 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen, 
in City Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen — Please authorize the transfer 
of $500.00 from Comptroller's salary account 
7 A to Comptroller's acceunt 7 B. 

Very respectfully, 

L. E. McGann, 

Comptroller. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Commissioner of Health submitted the 
following communication: 

Department of Health, j 
November 24th, 1902. j 

To His Honor, the Mayor, and the Honorable 

City Council: 

Gentlemen To pay bills already incurred 
and to properly safeguard the city from 
smallpox till January 1st, 1903, will require 
about fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000). An 
emergencytappropriation of this amount is 
hereby requested. 

Respectfully, 

Arthur R. Reynolds, M. D.. 
Commissioner of Health. 



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Which was referred 
Finance. 



to the Committee on 



The City Clerk submitted the following 
communication: 

City Clerk's Office, ) 

Chicago, Nov. 24th, 1902. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I have the honor to inform 
you that the Hon. Henry Stuckart has this 
day qualified as Alderman of the Fourth 
Ward of the City of Chicago (elected No- 
vember 4, 1902,) to fill the unexpired term 
•f the late Alderman Wm. E. Kent. 

Yours respectfully, 

Wm. Loeffler, 

City Clerk. 

Which was placed on file. 



The Clerk presented the claim of Geo. 
Rodgers for compensation for personal inju- 
ries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Clerk presented the bend of the Bruns- 
wick Balke Collender Company, under coal 
hole ordinance of November 10, 1902. Also 
the bond of Davidson Bros., under switch 
track ordinance of October 20, 1902. Also 
the acceptance by the Chicago Northern Rail- 
way Company of an ordinance of November 
17, 1902. 

Which were placed on file. 

The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted the followimg communication: 

Department of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, November 24, 1902. f 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City 
Council: 

Gentlemen— Referring to your order of 
November 10, 1902, that the Commissioner of 
Public Works investigate the condition of 
the 22nd street bridge spanning across the 
Chicago river, and report his finding to the 
City Council within two weeks from said 
date, I beg to submit in reply thereto the ac- 
companying report of the City Engineer, 



with approximate cost of repairing said 
bridge and approaches thereto. 

Very respectfully, 

F. W. Blocki, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

By W. F. Brennan, 

Deputy Commissioner. 



Department of Public Works, J 
Bureau of Engineering, > 
Chicago, November 24, 1902. ) 

Hon. F. W. Blocki, Commissioner of Public 
Works : 

Dear Sir— In reply to the request of the 
City Council for a report on the condition of 
the 22nd street bridge, I beg to submit the 
following: 

The bridge was built in lS7i by Fox & 
Howard. It is a combination (wood and iron) 
two-truss bridge known as the bow trinj: 
type, 210 feet long and 3S feet wide over all. 
The width of the roadway is 17 feet between 
wheel guards; the sidewalks are each 4 ft. 
6 in. wide in the clear. The center pier and 
abutments are composed of piles and the two 
approaches of timber bents. The bridge is 
operated by hand. The trusses are very well 
preserved considering the time they have 
been in use. A few of the wooden web- 
members are a little decayed, but otherwise 
the trusses look well and may last for several 
years to come. The rack and track on the 
center pier, as well as the pinions, are very 
bad and should be renewed. Roadway and 
sidewalks are als» pretty well worn, both on 
the bridge and the two approaches. The 
centre pier and abutments are rather shaky, 
but are not beyond repair; with the expen- 
diture of a little money they could be fixed so 
as to last a couple of years at least. The pier 
protection is entirely gone. Taken as a whole 
the bridge, although old and light for the 
traffic it has to carry, is not in very bad con- 
dition. An expenditure of approximately 
$10,000.00 would put the bridge in a service- 
able condition and make it last for several 
years. I attach hereto an itemized estimate 
of this work. 

This report is based on the assumption that 
the Sanitary District is not permitted to take 
away the 18th street bridge until the Canal 
street bridge is completed and opened for 
traffic. It is readily seen from the accom- 



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panying sketch that in case the 18th street 
bridge is taken away before Canal street 
bridge is opened, the traffic now on 18th 
street bridge would naturally seek the 22nd 
street bridge as the nearest crossing, and this 
would tax the bridge beyond its capacity. 
Yours truly, 

John Ericson, 

City Engineer. 

Which was placed on file. 



SPECIAL ASSESSMENT IMPROVEMENT ORDI- 
NANCES, REPEALING AND GRADE ORDI- 
NANCES, SUBMITTED BY THE BOARD OF 
LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS AND ARRANGED IN 
ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR WARD LOCA- 
TIONS, BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted matters, as follows: 



SECOND WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Spring street, from State street to Went- 
worth avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ailing, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Fea.v — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a cement side- 
walk on both sides of Spring street, from 
State street to Wentworth avenue, in the 



City of Chicago. County of Cook and State 
ofolllinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council oj the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
both sides of Spring street, from State street 
to Wentworth avenue," passed July 18th, 
1892, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the 
provisions of said ordinance, Docket No. 
15965 of the County Court of said county, 
be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with slag 
macadam Armour avenue, from 22d street to 
32d street. 

By unaniraieus consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays— None. 

FIFTH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for water supply pipes in South Ham- 
ilton avenue, from 34th street to 35th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Litzinger, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows- 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 



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inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston. Blake, Kuester, Keenly, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed- 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in South Hamilton avenue, from 34th 
street to 35th street, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the Uity 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for water supply pipes in 
South Hamilton avenue, from 34th street to 
35th street," passed April 28th, 1902, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, confirmed June 24th, 1902, 
Warrant No. 31107, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 31107 
upon presentation of the original receipts 
for the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

SEVENTH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for water supply pipes in 68th street, 
from Wabash avenue to Michigan avenue. 

By unanimous eonsent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 



Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Lita 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
an ordinance 
Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in 68th street from Wabash avenue to 
Michigan avenue, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for water supply pipes in 
68th street, from Wabash avenue to Michi- 
gan Avenue," passed May 12th, 1902, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, confirmed July 8th, 1U02, Warrant 
No. 31117, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 31117 
upon presentation of the original receipts for 
the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
dance for water supply pipes in Indiana ave- 
nue, from 66th street to a point 290 feet south 
of the south line of 66th street produced 
from the west. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Snow, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing. Dixon, 






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Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in Indiana avenue, from 66th 
street to a point 290 feet south of the south 
line of 66th street produced from the west, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for water supply pipes in 
Indiana avenue, from 66th street to a point 
290 feet south of the south line of 66th street 
produced from the west," passed April 28th, 
A. D. 1902, be and the same is hereby re- 
pealed, and that the assessment made under 
the provisions of said ordinance, confirmed 
June 24th, A. D. 1902, Warrant 31109, be 
and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant 31109 upon 
presentation of the original receipts for the 
same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. V 

ELEVENTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, grading and paving 
with brick Blue Island avenue, from South 
Ashland avenue to South Western avenne. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid- 
Cullerton, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Willi ton, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays— None. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

| \A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for water supply pipes in Harvard 
street, from South Lawndale avenue to the 
first alley east of Douglas boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Scully, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows* 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed- 

an ordinance 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in Harvard street, from South Lawn- 
dale avenue to the first alley east of Doug- 



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las boulevard, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section l. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for water supply pipes in 
Harvard street, from South Lawndale ave- 
nue to the first alley east of Douglas boule- 
vard," passed April 28th, 1902, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the as- 
sessment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, confirmed Jun 24th, 1902, "War- 
rant 31108, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all 
money paid on account of said Warrant 
31108 upon presentation of the original 
receipts for the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



FOURTEENTH WARD 



A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for water supply pipes in Christiana 
avenue, from West Chicago avenue to West 
Huron street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Fowler, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin. Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner. Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimraer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 65. 

N'ai/s — None. 



The following is the ordinanee as passed : 

an ordinance 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in Christiana avenue, from West 
Chicago avenue to West Huron street, in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for water supply pipes in 
Christiana avenue from West Chicago avenue 
to West Huron street," passed September 
30th, 1901, be and the same is hereby re- 
pealed, and that the assessment made under 
the provisions of said ordinance, confirmed 
May 13, 1902, Warrant No. 30895, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 30895 
upon presentation of the original receipts for 
the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a plank sidewalk on both sides of 
St. Johns place, from West Lake street to 
Arbor place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Brennan, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger,Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole. Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 



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Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a plank side- 
walk on both sides of St. Johns place, from 
Lake street to Arbor place, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a plank sidewalk on both 
sides of St. Johns place, from Lake street 
te Arbor place," passed July 14th, A. D., 
1893, be and the same is hereby repealed, and 
that the assessment made under the pro- 
visions of said ordinance, confirmed July 
11th, A. D. 1&94, Warrant 19189, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant 19189 upon 
presentation ©f the original receipts for the 
same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a twelve-foot cement sidewalk on 
both sides of Ohio street, from Wells street 
to North Clark street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Palmer, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully. 



Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Eheman, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

an ordinance 

Repealing: an opdinance for a twelve-feot ce- 
ment sidewalk on both sides of Ohio street, 
from Wells street to North Clark street, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a twelve-foot cement side- 
walk on both sides of Ohio street, from Wells 
street to North Clark street,"passed July 9th, 

1900, be and the same is hereby repealed, and 
that the assessment made under the pro- 
visions of said ordinance, confirmed May 29th, 

1901, Warrant No. 30460, be and the same is 
hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 30460 
upon presentation of the original receipts for 
the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a twelve-foot cement sidewalk on 
both sides of Kinzie street, from Wells street 
to North Water street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Sullivan, the ordinance was put upon its 



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passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol 
lows: 

Yeas — Coughiin, Kenna, Ailing 1 , Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young-, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter - 65. 

Hays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a twelve-foot 
cement sidewalk on both sides of Kinzie 
street, from Wells street to North Water 
street, in the City of Chicago, County ©f 
Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a twelve-foot cement side- 
walk on both sides of Kinzie street, from 
Wells street to North Water street." passed 
July 9, 1900, be and the same is hereby 
repealed, and that the assessment made under 
the provisions of said ordinance, confirmed 
May 29th, 1901, Warrant 30177, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 30177, 
upon presentation of the original receipts for 
the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 



nance for a six-foot cement sidewalk on both 
sides of Center street, from Cleveland avenue 
to North Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Werno, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows* 

Yean — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny. Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach k Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton. Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nay* — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a six foot cement 
sidewalk on both sides of Center street, 
from Cleveland avenue to North Halsted 
street, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 



Be it ordained 
of Chicago : 



the City Council of the City 



Section 1. Tthat the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a six-foot cement side- 
walk on both sides of Center street, from 
Cleveland avenue to North Halsted street," 
passed July 1, 1901, be and the same is here- 
by repealed, and that the assessment made 
under the provisions of said ordinance, con- 
firmed August 26th, 1902, Warrant No. 31220, 
be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 31220 
upon presentation of the original receipts for 
the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



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TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance 'or water supply pipes in Nelson street, 
from North Paulina street to a point 170 feet 
east of the east line of North Paulina street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion ©f Aid. 
Ehemann, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows • 

Yea*— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman. Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, hrennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen. Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays —None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply pipes 
in Nelson street, from North Paulina street 
to a point 170 feet east of the east line of 
North Paulina street, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 

3e it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
■"An ordinance for water supply pipes in 
Nelson street, from North Paulina street to 
a point 170 feet east of the east line of North 
Paulina street," passed May 12th, A. D. 
1902, be and the same is hereby repealed, and 
that the assessment made under the provis- 
ions of said ordinance, confirmed July 8th, 
1902, Warrant 31114, be and the same is 
hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant 31114, upon 



presentation of the original receipts for the 
same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Wave- 
land avenue, from North Robey street to 
North Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Schmidt, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a six-foot cement sidewalk on both 
sides of North Robey street, from Montrose 
avenue to Lawrence avenue. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Blake de- 
ferred. 



A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Berenice avenue, from West Ravenswood 
Park to Robey street. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Blake, de- 
ferred. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for water supply pipes in a system of 
streets as follows, to-wit: Milton street, 



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from Wells place to Fulton avenue, in Ful- 
ton avenue, from Milton street to Alton av- 
enue; in Alton avenue, from Fulton avenue 
to Hamilton street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Keeney, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor. Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Ziramer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt. Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl. 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nayx — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in a system of streets as follows, to- 
wit: Milton street, from Wells place to 
Fulton avenue; in Fulton avenue, from 
Milton street [to Alton avenue, and in 
Alton avenue, from Fulton avenue to Ham- 
ilton street, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and Sta e of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for water supply pipes in 
a system of street; as follows, to-wit: Mil- 
ton street, from Wells place to Fulton ave- 
nne; iu Fulton avenue, from Milton street 
to Alton avenue, and in Alton avenue, from 
Fulton avenue to Hamilton street," passed 
October 14th, 1901, be and the same is 
hereby repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordinance, 
confirmed May 14th, 1902, Warrant 30902, be 
and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 



and he is hereby directed to refund all 
money paid on account of said Warrant 
30902, upon presentation of the original re- 
ceipts for the same. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be ia 
force from and after its passage. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for water supply pipes in North Cen- 
tral Park avenue, from a point 302 feet south 
of the south line of West Dunning street to 
West Fullerton avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid,. 
Butler, the ordinance was put upon its- 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon,. 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow r 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak,. 
Cullerton, Moertel. Zi miner, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Devtsr, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler,. 
Connerv. Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxten, Race, Hunter — 65. 

Xays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in North Central Park avenue, from 
a point 302 feet south of the south line of 
West Dunning street to West Fullerton 
avenue, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 1. Thattheordinanceentitled "An 
ordinance for water supply pipes in North 
Central Park avenue, from a point 309 feet 
south of thesouth line of West Dunning street 
to West Fullerton avenue." passed April 
28th, 1902, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the pre- 



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visions of said ordinance, confirmed June 
24th, 1902, Warrant No. 31102, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 31102, 
upon presentation of the original receipts for 
the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for water supply pipes in North Sacra- 
mento avenue, from West Diversey avenue to 
Humboldt boulevard. 

Bp unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Connery, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Culler ton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler. Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in North Sacramento avenue, from 
West Diversey avenue to Humboldt boule- 
vard, in - the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for water supply pipes in 
North Sacramento avenue, from West Diver- 



sey avenue to Humboldt boulevard," passed 
May 12th, 1902, be and the same is hereby 
repealed, and that the assessment made under 
the provisions of said ordinance, confirmed 
July 8th, 1902, Warrant No. 31118, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be, 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 31118 
upon presentation of the original receipts for 
the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

TWENTY- NINTH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for water supply pipes in South Wood 
street, from West 54th street to Garfield 
boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motien of Aid. 
Hart, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows • 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Reetor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
an ordinance 
Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in South Wood street, from West 
54th street to Grand boulevard, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois. 



Be it ordained 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. 



the City Council of the City 



That the ordinance entitled 



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"An ordinance for water supply pipes in 
South Wood street, from West 54th street 
to Garfield boulevard." passed April 28th, 
1902, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the pro- 
visions of said ordinance, confirmed June 
24th, 1902, Warrant No. 31126, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No.. 31126 
upon presentation of the original receipts 
for the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of Butler street, 
from West 54th street to Garfield boulevard, 
and West 54th place, from 334 feet east of 
Butler street to 287 feet west of Butler street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bradley, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas — Coutrhlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton,Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester. Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Kaymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 65. 

Navs —None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

A.N ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improvement 
of Butler street, from West 54th street to 
Garfield boulevard, and West 54th place, 
from 334 feet east of Butler street to 287 



feet west of Butler street, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of Butler 
street, from West 54th street to Garfield 
boulevard, and West 54th place, from 334 feet 
east of Butler street to 287 ieet west of Butler 
street," passed October 14th, A. D. 1901, be 
and the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. That the Attorney for the 
Board of Local Improvements be and he is 
hereby directed to dismiss the petition under 
Docket 26506 of the County Court of said 
county. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from* and after its passage. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of Parnell avenue, 
from West 63d street to West 67th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
mger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton,Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE. 

Repealing an ordinance for the improvement 
of Parnell avenue, from West 63d street to 



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West 67th street, in the City of Chicago, 

County of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of Par- 
nell avenue, from West 63d street to West 
67th street," passed July 1st, A. D. 1901, be 
aDd the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, Docket No. 26312 of the County 
Court of said County, be and the same is 
hereby annulled. 

Section. 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for water supply pipes in West 66th 
street, from South Halsted street to Union 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton,Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Seully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed- 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in West 66th street, from South 
Halsted street to Union avenue, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 



"An ordinance for water supply pipes in 
West 66th street, from South Halsted street 
to Union avenue," passed April 28th, 1902, be 
and the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, confirmed July 9th, 1902, Warrant 
No. 31116, be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be, 
and he is hereby directed to refund ail money 
paid on account of said Warrant 31116 upon 
presentation of the original receipts for the 
same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

A recommendation, ordinanee and estimate 
for opening an alley between State street 
and Harvard avenue and between West 74th 
street and West 75th street (placed on file 
October 21, 1901, and taken from file on mo- 
tion of Aid. Eidmann). 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer. Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Raee, Hunter— 65. 

Nays — None. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for opening an alley between Harvard avenue 
and Stewart avenue and between West 74th 
street and West 75th street (placed on file 
October 21, 1901, and taken from file on mo- 
tion of Aid. Eidmann). 

By unanimous consent, on motion ©f Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 



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Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Miuwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Rayraer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 65. 

Nay* — None. 



THIRTY FOURTH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
dance for water supply pipes in South 42nd 
court, fr«m West 28th street to West 30th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Rector, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Teas i — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson Doubek, Stuckart. Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston. Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 65. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in South 42nd court, from West 
28th street to West 30th street, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and "State of 
Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 



"An ordinance for water supply pipes in 
South 42nd court, from West 28th street to 
West 30th street," passed April 21st. 1902, 
be and the same is hereby repealed, and that 
the a&sessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, confirmed June 25th, 1902, 
Warrant 31104, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be, 
and he is hereby directed to rofund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 31104 
upon presentation of the original receipts for 
the same. 

Smction 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for water supply pipes in South 
Springfield avenue, from West 22d street to 
the northerly line of the right of way of the 
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ruxton, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek. Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston. Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed- 

an ordinance, 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in South Springfield avenue, from 
West 22d street to the northerly line of the 
right of way of the Ch cago, Burlington 
and Quincy Railroad, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illinois. 



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[1902 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
u An ordinance for water supply pipes in 
South Springfield avenue, from West 22d 
street to the northerly line of the right of 
way of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 
Railroad," passed October 14th, 1901, be 
and the same is hereby repealed, and that 
the assessment made^under the provisions of 
said ordinance, confirmed June 16, 1902, 
Warrant 31120, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant 31120 upon 
presentation of the original receipts for the 
same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. ^~ZI7~I2 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for water supply pipes in the north 
side of West 22d street, from SouthJ Harding 
avenue to South 40th avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Rector, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon 
Foreman, Jac kson, Doubek, Stuckart, Lrtz£ 
inger, Sloan, Young, Ma vor, "Bennett, Snow, 
Meynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer. Cerveny, Seully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 65. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

. . AN ORDINANCE 

R«pealing an ordinance for water supply 



pipes in the north side of West 22d street, 

from South Harding avenu - to South 40th 

avenue, in the City of Chicago, County of 

Cook and State ®f Illinois, 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicaqo: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
; 'An ordinance for water supply pipes in the 
north side of West 22d street, from South 
Harding avenue to South 40th avenue," 
passed May 12th, 1902, be and the same is 
hereby repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordinance, 
confirmed July 8th, 1902, Warrant 31122, be 
and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant 31122 upon 
presentation of the original receipts for the 
same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

A report and ordinance repealing part of 
an ordinance establishing grade of sundry 
streeets. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hunter, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart. Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Sebmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 65. 

Nays — None. 

DThe following is the ordinance as passed: 

an ordinance 

Repealing part of an ordinance establishing 



November 24, J 



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1902 



grades in sundry streets, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the Viy 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance establishing grades of sundry 
streets," passed May 19th, 1902, (pages 374 
and 375 of the Council Proceedings), be and 
the same is hereby repealed in so far as it re- 
lates to the following streets between the 
points hereinafter named, viz* 

On Loomis street, 30 feet north of 25th 
street, (foot of slope at south end of new 
bridge.) 

On Loomis street, 280 feet north of 25th 
street, (south end of bridge.) 

On Loomis street, 393 feet north of 25th 
street. 

On Loomis street, 430 feet north of 25th 
street. 

On Loomis street, 543 feet north of 25th 
street, (north end of bridge). 

On Loomis street, 905 feet north of 25th 
street, (foot of slope at north end of new 
bridge.) 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance establishing the 
grade of sundry streets. 

By unanimeus consent, on motion of Aid. 
Foreman, the ordinance wa< put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton.Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz,Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 



Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Reetor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Establishing the grade of sundry streets in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

fie it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the grade of the follow- 
ing streets, between the points hereinafter 
named, be and the same is hereby established 
as follows, to-wit: 

On 13th street, at alley between Michigan 
avenue and Wabash avenue, 13.8 ft. above 
city datum. 

On 14th street, at alley between Michigan 
avenue and Indiana avenue, 13.7 ft. above 
city datum. 

At iuterseetion of 16th street and Indiana 
avenue, 13.5 ft. above city datum. 

At southeast, southwest and northeast curb 
corners of 16th street and Michigan avenue, 
13.4 ft. above city datum. 

At northwest curb corner of 16th street and 
Michigan avenue, 13.1 ft. above city datum. 

At intersection of 16th street and Prairie 
avenue, 13.6 ft. above city datum. 

On 16th street, at alley between Michigan 
avenue and Wabash avenue, 12.9 ft. above 
city datum. 

At northeast, northwest and nduthwest 
curb corners of 16th street and Wabash 
avenue, 12.65 ft. above city datum. 

At southeast curb, corner 16th street and 
Wabash avenue, 12.95 ft. above city datum. 

At northeast and northwest curb corners of 
16th street and State street. 12.0 ft. above 
city datum. 

At southeast curb corner of 16th street and 
State street, 12.4 ft. above city datum. 

At southwest curb corner of 16th street and 
State street, 12.8 ft. above city datum. 



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[1902 



At intersection of 15th street and State 
street, 13.1 ft. above city datum. 

At intersection of 14th street and Plymouth 
Court (3rd avenue), 14.0 ft. above city datum. 

At intersection of 14th street and Dearborn 
street, 14.5 ft. above city datum. 

At the intersection of 14th street and Cus- 
tom House Court (4th avenue), 14.5 ft. above 
city datum. 

At intersection of 14th street and Clark 
street, 12.6 ft. above city datum. 

On 15th street, 75 feet east of Dearborn 
street, 14.0 ft. above city datum. 

On 15th street, at east curb line of Dearborn 
Street, 13.0 ft. above city datum. 

On 15th street, at west curb line of Dear- 
born street, 12.0 ft. above city datnm. 

On Clark street at south line of 15th street, 
13.7 ft. above city datum. 

On Clark street, at north line of 15th street, 
foot of siope to Clark street viaduct, south of 
15th street, 12.7 ft. above city datum. 

On viaduct curb, top of slope at north end 
Of Clark street viaduct, 195 feet south of 15th 
street, 21.35 ft. above eity datum. 

On viaduct curb, top of slope at south end 
of Clark street viaduct, 300 feet south of 15th 
street, 20.35 ft. above city datum. 

On curb in Clark street subway 100 ft. 
north of 16th street, foot of Clark street 
viaduct slope, 10.5 ft. above city datum. 

At intersection of 16th street and Clark 
street, 11.8 ft. above city datum. 

At intersection of 16th street and Armour 
avenue, 11.8 ft. above city datum. 

At intersection of 16th street and Dearborn 
street, 12.4 ft. above city datum. 

On Clark street, 725 feet north of 14th 
street, foot of slope up to 12th street viaduct, 
13.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Clark street, 256 feet south of Taylor 
street, foot of slope up to 12th street viaduct, 
13.4 ft. above city datum. 



On Stowell street, at west curb line of 
Clark street, 13.0 ft. above city datum. 

At intersection of South Halsted street and 
Liberty street, 13.7 ft. above city datum. 

On West 14th street, at west curb line of 
South Halsted street, 13.75 ft. above city 
datum. 

On West 14th street, at east curb line of 
South Halsted s reet, 13.3 ft. above city 
datum. 

At intersection of South Halsted street and 
Barber street, foot of slope to South Halsted 
street viaduct, south of Barber street, 13.5 ft. 
above city datum. 

On South Halsted street, at north curb line 
of West 14th Place, 17.2 ft. above city datum. 

On South Halsted street, at south curb line 
of West 14th Place, 18.0 ft. above city datum. 

On West 14th place. 135 feet east of South 
Halsted street, 13.4 ft. above city datum . 

On West 14th place, at west line of alley 
between South Halsted street and Newberry 
avenue, 14.1 ft. above city datum. , 

On West 15th street, 190 feet east of South 
Halsted street, 13.5 ft. abeve city datum. 

On South Halsted street, at north curb line 
of West 15th street, 23.0 ft. above city datum. 

On South Halsted street, at south curb line 
of West 15th street, 23.6 ft. above city datum. 

On South Halsted street, 172 feet south of 
West 15th street, top of slope to South 
Halsted street viaduct, 29.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South Halsted street, 363 feet south of 
West 15th street, north end of viaduet bridge 
over railroad tracks, 2S.1 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South Halsted street, 75 feet north of 
West 16th street, south end of viaduct bridge 
over railroad tracks, 28.1 ft. above «ity 
datum. 

On South Halsted street, at north curb line 
of West 17th street, 15.8 ft. above city datum. 
On South Halsted street, at south curb lin 



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of West 17th street, 14.8 ft. above city datura. 

Oa South Halsted street, 75 feet south of 
West 17th street, foot of viaduct slope, 12.7 
ft. above city datum. 

On West 17th street, at alley, 105 feet east 
of Halsted street, 12.8 ft. above city datum. 

Oa West 16th street, at east curb line of 
Newberry avenue, 13.6 ft. above city datum. 

At northwest curb corner of West ltftb 
street and Newberry avenue, 11.8 ft. above 
city datum. 

At southwest curb, corner of West 16th 
Street and Newberry avenue, 12.8 ft. above 
city datum. 

On South Union street, at intersection of 
Depot place. 10.5 ft. above city datum. 

On South Union street, at intersection of 
West 14th place, 10.5 ft. above city datum. 

On 112th place, at intersection of first alley 
east of Michigan avenue, 13.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On 112th street, at intersection of first alley 
east of Michigan avenue, 13.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

Onll2th street, at intersection of Curtis 
avenue, 13.0 ft. above city datum. 

On first alley east of Michigan avenue, 125 
feet south of tilth street, 13.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Curtis avenue, at intersection of 111th 
street, 13.5 ft. above city datum. 

On south curb line of 111th street, at first 
alley east of Michigan avenue, 18.0 ft. above 
city datum. 

On South Union street, at intersection of 
West 15th street, 13.0 ft. above city datum. 

On South Union street, at intersection of 
West 14th place, 12.7 ft. above city datum. 

On South Union street, at intersection of 
Liberty street, 13.4 ft. above city datum. 

On South Jefferson street, 80 feet south of 
West 15th street, 12.6 ft. above city datum. 

On South Jefferson street, 138 feet south of 
West 15th street, 11.0 ft. above city datum. 



On South Jefferson street, at north curb 
line of West 15th place. 10.6 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South Jefferson street, at south curb 
line of West 15th place, 10.2 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South Jefferson street, at intersection 
of Depot place, 9.5 ft. above city datum. 

On South Jefferson street, 35 feet north of 
north curb line of West 16th street, 9.8 ft. 
above city datum. 

On West 16th street, at intersection of 

Burlington street, 11.9 ft. above city datum. 

On West 16th street, 105 feet west of Seward 

street, foot of slope to South Canal street 

viaduct, 12.2 ft. above city datum. 

On West 16th street, at west curb line of 
Seward street, 14.2 ft. above city datum. 

On West 16th street, at east curb line of 
Seward street, 15.1 ft. above city datum. 

On Seward street, 60 feet south of West 
16th street, foot of slope to South Canal 
street viaduct, 12.2 ft. above city datum. 

On South Canal street, at south curb line 
of West ltith street, 24.5 ft. above city datum. 
On South Canal street, at north line of 
West 16th street, south end of South Canal 
street viaduct over railroad tracks, 26.0 ft. 
above city datum. 

On South Canal street, 100 feet south of 
West 15th place, north end ©f South Canal 
street viaduct over railroad tracks, 26.6 ft. 
above city datum. 

On South Canal street, at south curb, line 

of West 15th place, 22.2 ft. above city datum. 

On South Canal street, at north curb line 

of West 15th place, 21.0 ft. above city datum. 

On West 15th place, 200 feet east of South 

Canal street, 12.0 ft. above city datum. 

On West 15th place, 230 feet east of South 
Canal street, foot of slope to Canal street 
viaduct, 10.0 ft. above city datum . 

On West 15th place, at intersection of 
Stewart avenue, 10.0 ft. above oity datum 



. 



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On South Halsted street, at north curb 
line of West 16th street, 25.1 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South Halsted street, at south curb 
line of West 16th street, 23.7 ft. above city 
datum. 

On West 15th place, 240 feet west of South 
Canal street, foot of slope to Canal street 
viaduct, 10.0 ft. above city datum 

On West 15th street, at first alley west of 
Canal street, foot of slepe to Canal street 
viaduct, 13.0 feet above city datum. 

On West 15th street, 100 feet east of Canal 
street, foot of slope to Canal street viaduct, 
11.8 ft. above city datum. 

On West 15th street, at intersection of 
Stewart avenue, 10.0 ft. above city datum. 

On West 14th place, at intersection of Stew- 
art avenue, 9.5 ft. above city datum. 

On South Canal street, at intersection of 
Barber street, 13.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Barber street, at intersection of Stewart 
avenue, 10.0 ft. above city datum. 

On South Canal street, at intersection of 
West 14th street, 13.0 ft. above city datum. 

On West 14th street, at west line of Stewart 
avenue, 11.0 ft. above city datum. " 

On Liberty street, 150 feet east of South 
Canal street, 11.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Maxwell street, 170 feet east of South 
Canal street, 12.0 feet above city datum. 

On West 13th street, 225 feet east of South 
Canal street, 12.0 feet above city datum. 

On West 12th place, 225 feet east of South 
Canal street, 12.0 ft. above city datum. 

On South Canal street, 50 feet south of 
West 12th street, 13.0 ft. above city datum. 

On West Taylor street, at intersec ion of 
Lowell place, 13.0 ft. above city datum. 

On West Armitage avenue, at intersection 
of North 46th avenue (subway curb), 26.6 ft. 
above city datum. 

On South 48th avenue, at intersection of 
Flournoy street, 27.9 ft. above city datum. 



On South 48th avenue, at intersection of 
Lexington street, 27.6 ft. above city datum. 

On South 48th avenue, at intersection of 
West Polk street, 27.4 ft. above city datum. 

On South 48th avenue, at intersection of 
Harvard street, 27.2 ft. above city datum. 

On North 54th avenue, at intersection of 
West Ohio street (Austin annex), 80.5 feet 
above city datum. 

On North 53d avenue, at intersection of 
West Ohio street (Austin annex). 29.65 ft. 
above city datum. 

On North 52d court, at intersection of West 
Ontario street (Austin annex), 29.2 ft. above 
city datum. 

On North 54th avenue, at intersection of 
West. Ontario street (Austin annex), 31.2 ft. 
above city datum. 

On Park avenue (North 56th place), at in- 
tersection of West Lake street (Austin an- 
nex), 38.4 ft. above city datum. 

On Park avenue (North 56th place), at in- 
tersection of West Ohio street (Austin an- 
nex), 38.7 ft. above city datum. 

On South Sangamon street, 370 feet south 
of West 14th place, 10.5 ft. above city datum. 

On South Sangamon street, 574 feet south 
of West 14th place, 10.4 ft. above city datum. 

On Laflin street, at alley south of West 
15th street, 10.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Laflin street, at intersection of West 
15th place, 10.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Laflin street. 80 feet north of West 16th 
street, 10.0 ft. above Gity datum. 

On North 5lst court, at intersection of 
West Kinzie street, 29.7 ft. above city datum. 

On North 51st court, at intersection of 
West Indiana street, 29.7 ft. above city datum. 

On North 5lst court, at intersection of 
West Ontario street, 29.7 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Milwaukee avenue, at intersection of 
Edward street, 39.0 ft. above city datum. 

On South Western avenue, at intersection 



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[1902 



of Washburn avenue, 13.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Washburn avenue, at intersection of 
South Campbell avenue, foot ©f slope to 
Ogden Avenue boulevard viaduct, 13.0 ft. 
above city datum. 

On Avenue L, at intersection of 104th 
street, 8.5 ft. above city datum. 

The above heights as fixed shall be meas- 
ured from the plane of low water in Lake 
Michigan of A. D. 1847, as established by the 
Trustees of the Illinois and Michigan Canal 
and adopted by the late Board of Drainage 
Commissioners and by the late Board of Pub- 
lic Works of the City of Chicago, and now 
represented by the ordinance ®f July 11th, 
A D. 1898, relating to the corrected eleva- 
tion ©f the Old Liud Block bench mark, 
which determines the base or datum for city 
levels. 

Section 2. That all ordinances or parts of 
ordinances conflicting with this ordinance be 
and the same are hereby repealed. 



Section 3. This ordinance shal 
force from and after its passage. 



be in 



MATTERS PRESENTED BY THE ALDERMEN, 
BEGINNING WITH THE THIRTY-FIFTH 
WARD AND TERMINATING WITH THE 
FIRST WARD. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Hunter presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Committee on Finance 
be and they are hereby directed to include in 
their next appropriation funds to pay for the 
fire engine house and ground on Waller ave- 
nue in the Thirty-fifth Ward, now occupied 
by Hose Company No. 1. 

Ordered, That the Finance Committee be 
and they are hereby directed to appropriate 
funds for the fire engine house at or near 
Harrison street and South 48th aveuue in the 



Thirty-fifth Ward in their next budget. The 
amount as per estimate of the Chief of the 
Fire Department. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Race presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the order passed September 
29, 1902, page 1119, Council Proceedings, for 
the paving of Waller avenue, from Chicago 
to Lake; Prairie avenue, from Chicago ave- 
nue to Lake street; Franklin avenue, from 
Chicago avenue to Lake Street, be and the 
same is hereby repealed. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Rector presented orders as follows: 

For water supply pipes in Springfield 
avenue, from 28th street to 31st street. 

For water supply pipes in Avers avenue, 
from 26th street to 31st street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Ruxton presented an order for im- 
proving 45th avenue, from Lake street to 
Colorado avenue; also an order for cement 
sidewalk on 42d avenue, from Kinzie street 
to Lake street ; also an order for water supply 
pipes in West 12th place, from St. Louis 
avenue to Central Park aveuue, which were 

Referred to the Boaid of Local Improve- 
ments. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD 



Aid. 
der: 



Bihl presented the following or- 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
permit S. E. Gross to lay a five-foot cement 
sidewalk on the south side of 92d place, 
between Langley and St. Lawrence avenues. 

| Which was, on motion, duly passed. 






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[1902 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Eiumann presented the following 
order : 

Whereas, The City of Chicago has pro- 
ceeded to open Centre avenue by condemna- 
tion across the rights ©f way of the Chicago 
and Western Indiana R. R., the Wabash R. 
R. and a strip of land belonging to H. H. 
Porter, as is evidenced in the case of City of 
Chicago vs. H. H. Porter, Chicago and West- 
ern Ind. R. R. Co. et. al. in the Superior 
Court of Cook County, G. N. 143707, condem- 
nation ; and 

Whereas, It appears that on June 8th, 
1893, judgment was entered on the verdict 
awarding compensation to the owners of the 
land involved; and 

Whereas, It is claimed that the city has 
lost its right to condemn because it. has not 
acted on its former condemnation within a 
resonable time and that it cannot bring a new 
suit for the same purpose. 

Now, therefore, The Board of Local Im- 
provements is ordered to at once spread the 
necessary assessment to pay the damages 
awarded. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Butterworth and O'Connell presented 
the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and He is neretjy directed to 
lay water mains in 64th place, from Central 
Park avenue to Hamlin avenue, the proposi- 
tion paying the required revenue of 10 per 
cent. 

Ordered, That the Finance Committee in its 
next annual appropriation include the special 
sum of $1,500 for building culverts, crossings 
and ditcning in the west end of the 31st ward. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Butterworth and O'Connell pre- 
sented orders as follows (petitions attached.) 

For resurfacing (granite top macadam) 
62nd street, from Stewart avenue to Wallace 
street. 



For resurfacing (granite top macadam) 
61st place, from Wentworth avenue to Wal- 
lace street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Lo«al Improve- 
ments 



Aid. 
order: 



THIRTIETH WARD. 



Bradley presented the following 



Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Caloger & Custa to erect an electric sign in 
front ©f premises at 4141 South Halsted 
street. Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the 
satisfaction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Raymer presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered to install an electric 
light at the southeast corner of Armitage and 
Milwaukee avenues. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

■ Aid. Keeney presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That tne Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay water main in North Lawndale avenue, 
from a point 211 feet south of Dunning 
street southwest 250 feet, provided same pays 
a revenue of 10 cents per foot. This is for 
the purpose of supplying water to the school 
and church of the German Evangelical Lu- 
theran Church. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 



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lay a water main, as far as revenue from 
frontage rates will permit, in North 7lst ave- 
nue, from a point 275 feet north of the north 
line of Fullerton avenue, southward to Fuller- 
ton avenue, and that for the remaining 1 pipe 
necessary to be laid for connection with ex- 
isting main in Fullerton avenue, the inter- 
ested property owners be permitted to de- 
posit moneys to Gover cost of laying same on 
condition that no water certificate be issued 
to said property owners for said deposit. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Keeney presented the claim of Wm. 
McGrady for rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Butler presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby directed to lay a six-inch 
water main in Warwick avenue, from 40th 
avenue to 4lst court; said water main to be 
used for circulation. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller and Com- 
missioner of Public Works be and they are 
hereby ordered and directed to transfer forty 
dollars from each of the street funds of the 
Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth and Twenty- 
seventh Wards, which, together with the 
$i00.00 raised by private subscription, shall 
be used by the Superintendent of Streets in 
repairing Milwau • ee avenue, from Jefferson 
Park to the city limits. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. 
der- 



Butler presented the following or- 



Ordered, That the Finance Committee in- 
clude in the appropriation bill of 1903, to be 
passed by this Council, ten thousand ($10,000) 
dollars, for the use of the Board of Local Im- 
provements, in repairing guaranteed street 
improvements, where the contractor's bonds 
can not be enforced until the actual cost of 
repairs are known. 

Which was, on motion ®f Aid. Mavor, re- 
ferred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Butler moved to reconsider the vote 
last taken. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Butler moved the passage of the order. 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole. Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brenaan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Cdnnery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 05. 

Nayx — None. 

Aid. Butler presented an order for a 6-foot 
cement sidewalk on both sides of North 41st 
court, from Irving Park boulevard to Grace 
street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Blake presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
advertise for bids for the construction of the 
sub-structure of the new bridge across the 
north branch of the Chicago River at West- 
ern avenue, the cost of the said sub-structurt 
to be charged to the appropriation heretofore 
made for the construction of said bridge at 
Western avenue, said substructure to be 
constructed in accordance with the plans, 
specifications, detailed drawings now on file 
in the office of the City Engineer. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay a six (6) inch water main on the east side 
of West Paulina street, between Edgewater 
and Devon avenues, (providing the same 
will pay 10 cents per foot revenue) and charge 
the same to the Water Pipe Extension Fund. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. -Blake presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That Dr. Geo. W. Johnson be 



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allowed to redeem premises at southeast 
corner Marshfield avenue and Grace street 
from sale for special assessment for cement 
sidewalk upon payment of the penalty, he 
having built said sidewalk by private con- 
tract. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to issue a voucher 
to Gus Eriekson for $13.66 for building 99 
square feet of intersection at 13.8 cents per 
square foot, at the corner © West Ravens- 
wood Park and Farragut avenue. 

Which were referred to Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Blake presented the ciaira of Adam 
Wares for damage to property on account of 
street grade, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. D.inn presented an ordinance to per- 
mit H. P. Wall & Co. to erect signs along the 
Lake Street Elevated R. R., which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Williston presented the claim of Axel 
Chytraus for refund of water main, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Werno presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Yondorf Brothers to string a 
banner across North avenue in front of their 
place of business, corner of North avenue 
and Larrabee street, subject to revocation by 
the Mayor at any time. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



sewer in Eastman street, from North Hal- 
sted street to Dayton street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Sullivan presented the claim of 
Jopeph Butzew for rebate of water taxes, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Minwegen presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Geo. Jon Ye to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 465 North Clark street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Palmer presented the following order; 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Mrs. Ida Koss to erect an electric sign twelve 
inches square in front of premises No. 367 
North Clark street; said sign to be hung in 
accordance with the rules ef the Electrical 
Department and subject to revocation at the 
option of the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Sullivan presented an order for main 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Finn presented the claim of the Do- 
mestic Building Association for rebate of 
water taxes, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Patterson presented orders as follows: 
For paving with brick alleys between 



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Hoyne avenue and Leavitt street and Monroe 
and Madison streets. 

For paving- with brick alley between Clare- 
mont avenue and Western avenue, from 
Harrison street to Van Buren street, which 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Powers presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Sturges, Cornish & Burn 
Company to drive a six-inch pipe in sidewalk 
space corner Harrison and Green streets. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. Roach presented the following order- 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Peter C. Pulos to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at . 207 South Halsted street. 
Said sign to be eonstructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor as any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Roach and Powers preseuted the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the sum of two hundred dol- 
lars (8200.00) per month be and the same is 
hereby appropriated out of moneys not other- 
wise appropriated to pay for the services of a 
bridgetender at the Harrison street pontoon 
bridge across the south branch of the Chicago 
River, for the period that said pontoon bridge 
is in service; and the City Comptroller is 
hereby ordered and directed to pay said sum 
of two hundred dollars ($200.00) each month 
to said bridgetender during the time said 
pontoon bridge is in service. 



Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
iuger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fiek, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss. Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston. Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton. Race, Hunter— 65. 

A T ays— None. 



Which was, on motion, 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas 



duly passed by 



Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Brennan presented the following or- 
der: 

By order of the City Council of the City 
of Chicago, issued November 24, 1902, per- 
mission is hereby granted G. Hortop, 355 
West Madison street, to erect an electric 
sign in front of his building, it being under- 
stood that the same, including all fittings, 
shall not exceed 75 pounds in weight. 
Required permits of city departments must 
be taken out and rules of said depart- 
ments complied with, said sign to remain up 
subject to the will of the Mayor, who may 
revoke this permission at auy time for rea- 
sons which he may deem sufficient. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kunz presented frontage consents in 
favor of the Chicago. Milwaukee Avenue and 
Inland Lakes Traction Company for street 
railway tracks from Lawrence avenue to city 
limits, which were 

Referred to the Commissioner of Public 
Works for verification. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Strauss and Beilfuss presented an 



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order for cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Chicago avenue, from Leavitt street to Cali- 
fornia avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Maypole presented the claim of J. 
Rawleigh for horse feed, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fowler and Maypole presented the 
following order: 

Whereas, The Lake Street Elevated Rail- 
road has no station between Canal and Clark 
streets, the lack of one inconveniences a 
very large number of citizens; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Committee ®n Local 
Transportation be and they are hereby 
directed to take up the matter at once and see 
if a station can be arranged for at or near the 
point on East Lake street where every east- 
bound train is now required to stop a waiting 
signal of "clear track." 

Which was, on motion, duly passed, and 
referred to the Committee on Local Trans- 
portation. 

Aid. Fowler presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Streets 
be and he is hereby ordered to forthwith clear 
the streets, alleys and sidewalks in the vicin- 
ity of North Claremont avenue and the R. R. 
tracks of barrels, vats and other obstructions. 

Which was on motion, duly passed. 



THIRTEENTH WARD, 



Aid. Friestadt presented the claim of 
Malinda Hayes for reba e of water tax, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and author- 
ity be and the same are hereby granted t© The 
Cable Company, to construct and maintain a 
team scale and necessary operating appurten- 
ances in the alley between Twenty-second 
street and Blue Island avenue, seventy-five 
(75) feet west of Paulina street* in the City 
of Chicago. The location of said scale and 
the work of construction necessary in and 
about the placing of said scale shall be done 
under the supervision and to the satisfaction 
of the Commissioner of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
hereby granted shall cease and determine ten 
(10) years from the date of the passage of 
this ordinance. During the life of this ordi- 
nance the said Cable Company shall at all 
times keep the said scale, and the portion of 
alley immediately surrounding the same, in 
arood condition and repair and safe for public 
travel to the satisfaction of the Commissioner 
of Public Works of the City of Chicago. 

Section 3. The rights and privileges 
herein granted are subject to revocation by 
the Mayor, in his discretion, at any time. 
At the expiration of the time fixed by this 
ordinance for the continuance of the rights 
and privileges herein granted, or upon the 
termination of said rights and privileges at 
any time, by reason of the revocation of the 
same by the Mayor, as aforesaid, said Cable 
Company shall forthwith remove said scale 
and its appurtenances and restore said alley 
to its proper condition so that the portion of 
said alley where said scale has been located 
shall be put in the same condition as the other 
parts of said alley in same block. 

Section 4. Before any work may be done 
under the authority of this ordinance said 



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Cable Company shall execute and deliver to 
the City of Chicago a good and sufflcent bond 
with sureties, to be approved by the Mayor, 
in the penal sum of five thousand dollars 
($5,000), and conditioned to indemnify, save 
and keep harmless the City of Chicago from 
any and all loss, damage, expense, eost or 
liability of any kind whatsoever, which may 
be suffered by it, the said City of Chicago, 
or which may accrue against, be charged to 
or recovered from the said city, by reason of 
the location of said scale as herein author- 
ized, or by reason, directly or indirectly, of 
the passage of this ordinance, or by reason of 
any act or thing done by the said Cable Com- 
pany by virtue of the authority of this ordi- 
nance, and conditioned further to observe 
and perform all and singular the conditions 
of this ord nance. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage 
and the filing of the bond herein provided for 
with the City Clerk of the City of Chicago. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows - 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Contiell, Eidmann, Bibl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 65. 

iVayx — None. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Foucek presented an amendment to 
Rule 50, in relation to ordinances granting 
franchises for public utilities, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Moynihan presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
have water pipe laid on Calhoun avenue, 
between 106th street and 109th street, if upon 
investigation the necessary 10 per cent 
revenue will be derived therefrom. 

Whieh was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Moynihan presented the claim of 
William Dunkert for loss of horse, which 



Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Moynihan presented an order to im- 
prove 95th street, from South Chicago ave- 
nue to Ewing avenue; South Chicago ave- 
nue, from 95th street to 92d stree ; 96th 
street, from Ewing avenue to Avenue N; 
97th street, from Avenue H to Avenue N; 
98th street, from Avenue H to Avenue N; 
99th street, from Avenue H to Avenue M; 
100th street, from Avenue H to Ewing ave- 
nue; 101st street, from Ewing avenue to 
Avenue N; lOid street, from Ewing avenue 
to Avenue N; 103d street, from Indianapolis 
avenue to Avenue N; 104th street, from 
Ewing avenue to Avenue M; Indianapolis 
avenue, from 103d street to Ewing avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby directed to work twenty-five 
clerks in the Bureau of Water overtime; 
from 6-00 p. m. to 9:00 p. m., and to pay them 
therefor one-half time for a period of one 
month, in order to balance the ward books, 
and to adjust the accounts in accordance with 
the redistriction by wards; provided, the 
amount expended does not exceed one thous- 
and ($1,000.00) dollars: and provided, further 
that the amount be paid out of the surplus of 
moneys appropriated for the conduct of the 



. 



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Collection Division of tbe Bureau of Water 
in the last annual appropriation. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yean — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston. Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 65. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician issue a 
permit to Fred E. Lee to string a wire for a 
call bell across the alley in rear of 4724Drexel 
boulevard to No. 18 Drexel court, which per- 
mit shall be subject to revocation at any time 
by the Mayor or Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Whieh was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Mavor presented the claim of premises 
No. 6537-9 Lexington avenue for rebate of 
water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Mavor presented an ordinance repeal- 
ing an ordinance in favor of the Empire Lum- 
ber Company for a switch track, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Litzinger presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments is hereby directed to take no further 
steps relative to the opening and widening of 
Haynes court, from 31st to Lyman streets, 
Docket No. 206668, until the further order of 
this Council. 

Whieh was, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. Litzinger presented the following or- 
der: 

Whereas, On nearly every morning the 
street cars on Archer avenue are blocked at 
the Panhandle Railroad tracks near Western 
avenue, and at the Fort Wayne tracks at 
Stewart avenue, causing a delay to passen- 
gers of from five minutes to a half hour at 
different times; and 

Whereas, Many passengers in these cars 
have a deduction made from their wages on 
account of being late to their places of em- 
ployment; and 

Whereas, The blocking of cars at these 
places causes a congestion of traffic and pre- 
vents the cars from running on sehedule time ; 
therefore, be ii 

Ordered, That the Chief of Police is hereby 
directed to enforce all citv ordinances per- 
taining to railroad crossings and to vigor- 
ously prosecute auy violations thereof, and 
to use every means in his power to prevent 
the continuance of this annoyance in the 
future. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Litzinger presented the following 
order: 

Whereas, For the past three or four years 
the residents of the Fifth Ward have been 
subjected to shameful treatment at the hands 
of the Chicago City Railway Company on 
account of the failure of the said^eompany to 
provide a sufficient number of cars on the 
various streets running through this ward 
and particularly Archer avenue cars running 
through Brighton Park and 38th street, and 
to the city limits, and also on acconnt of the 
cars being improperly ventilated and insuf- 
ficiently heated in the winter time; the rea- 
son being that the cars used on these streets 
are old-fashioned and not adapted to mod- 
ern and comfortable transportation; and, 

Whrreas, The residents and eitizens of 
this ward refuse to tolerate these conditions 
any longer and now demand better ventila- 
ted and better heated cars, and their opera- 
tion with more frequency than at present, 
and insist upon this improvement being: 
acted upon before the cold weather comes ; 
therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Committee on Local 
Transportation be directed to appoint a sub- 
committee to take up this subject as a specia 



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matter of business and have the said sub- 
committee go over the ground of these 
streets, thoroughly inspect the cars and 
make a report of its findings within two 
weeks of this date. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Local Transpor- 
tation. 

Aid. Litzinger presented the following or- 
dinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That it shall be unlawful for 
any person, firm or corporation to use or 
operate any vehicle, machine, car or other 
apparatus used for the purpose of sweeping 
the street on the right of way of any street 
railroad company operating in the City of 
Chicago, unless the said sweeping is done 
after the hour of 10 o'clock P. M. and before 
5 o'clock A. M. on any day such sweeping is 
to be done. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Sloan presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and is hereby directed to stay 
all proceedings for the opening of Mospratt 
street, from 34th to 35th jstreet, until so ordered 
by this Council. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Jackson presented the claim of David 
Creighton for rebate of water taxes, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Foreman presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
A. W. Drake & Co. to erect an electric sign, 



(as per appended specifications) in front of 
premises at 3309 Cottage Grove avenue. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Collector be and is 
hereby directed to report to this Council the 
number of dealers in cigarettes who have paid 
the annual license for that privilege. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Jackson and Foreman presented an 
ordinance and frontage consents for the vaca- 
tion of an alley in Brown's Sub. Sec. 34, 39, 14 t 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Foreman and Jackson presented an 
order for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt, with combination curb and gutter, 
Thirty-fifth street, from Michigan avenue to 
Wentwortli avenue, whieh was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Dixon presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
G. G. Pontage to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 310S State street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the 
Khedivial Company to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at No. 93 East 22d street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations of th« 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 



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hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Ailing and Dixon' presented an order 
for paving with asphalt Thirty-second street, 
from State street to the C, R. I. & P. Ry. 
Co.'s tracks, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Kenna presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
George Hoffman Company to erect an electric 
sign in front of premises at No. 94 VanBuren 
street.' Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revoc- 
able by the Mayor at any time at his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the Franklin Union, No. 14, 
to string a banner across the street at 19th 
and State street for a period of 30 days. Said 
permit to be subject to revocation at any time 
at the option of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
P. F. Ryan to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at No. 287 Wabash avenue. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following or- 
ders: 

' Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Schlesinger & Mayer to erect an electric 
sign in front of premises at State and Madi- 
son streets, dimension, 23^x63^ feet. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in 



accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the 
satisfaction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
R. M. Hamberger to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 262 South State street, 2 
feet by 10, said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revoca- 
ble by the Mayor at any time at his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Wm. Clayton to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at northeast corner of Monroe 
and Dearborn streets, 2 feet by 10, said sign to 
be constructed and erected in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the Electrical 
Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
R. C. Curlett to erect an electric sign in 
fr nt of premises at northwest corner of 
Clark and Randolph streets, ,2 ft. by 10. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Louis Busch, to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 210 South State street, 2 ffc.xlO. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations af 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, T at the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
McDonald & Rehm, to ereet an electric sign 
in front of premises at 36 Fifth avenue, 
2 ft. x 2%. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and 



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regulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission herebygrantedto be revocable 
by the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Eugene Malloy to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 79 South Clark street; 
5x7 feet. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. E. Kernott to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 21 Quincy street, 2 feet 
by 10. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Electrical Department and. to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to F. 
E. Coyne to erect an electric sign in front of 
premises at 164 and 166 East Madison street, 
6x6. Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. • 

Which were, on motion, duly passed . 

Aid. Coughlln presented 'he claim of 
Patrick McLaughlin for personal injuries, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES TO THE 
COUNCIL 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the proposition of Wruht Crema- 
tery Company to build crematories at House 
of Correction, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 



Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 24th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred proposition of Wright Crematory 
Company to build crematories at House of 
Correction, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to set 
aside from the appropriation 4i for construc- 
tion and purchase of sites and plants to de- 
stroy ga bage 1150,000.00," appropriation 
ordinance 1902. Official Record, March 18th, 
1902, page 2370, the amount of $14,000.00, 
same to be expended, or as much thereof as 
may be needed, under the direction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works and his 
Honor, the Mayor, for the erection of a 
crematory at the House of Correction. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the proposition to settle the case of Pearson 
v. City of Chicago, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying or- 
der, and that the letter from the at orney for 
the Board of Local Improvements be pub- 
lished. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 24th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi~ 
cago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred proposition to settle case of Pearson 
v. City of Chicago, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following or- 
der, in accordance with the recommendation 
of the Corporation Counsel and^Attorney for 



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the Board of Local Improvements attached 
hereto. 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
accept the proposition for the settlement of 
the injunction suits entitled Hutt v. City of 
Chicago, General No. 231,926, Circuit Court; 
Pearson et al. v. City of Chicago, General 
No. 188,397, Circuit Court, and the tresspass 
suit of Hutt v. City of Chicago, General No. 
223,856, Superior Court, upon the following 
terms: 

Injunctions in both of said suits are to be 
dissolved and all three suits dismissed. The 
complainants are to pay the assassments in- 
volved in the Pearson case in full after the 
deduction therefrom, pro rata, of an item of 
$4,365.41, the amount of an unexpended bal- 
ance of costs, leaving the amount of said 
assessment, as reduced, $13,498.59. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



Office of the Counsel to 
the Corporation. 
Chicago, November 20, 1902 



.{ 



To the Honorable, the Finance Committee of 
the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— In re. Pearson vs. City of 
Chieago, Term No. 293}^, General No. 188,- 
397, Circuit Court. 

A proposition of settlement has been sub- 
mitted to this department which will oper- 
ate to settle not only this case but several 
others, which will be hereafter referred to, 
and will terminate sixteen years' litigation. 

The Pearson case is a suit for an injunc- 
tion in which assessments amounting to 
$17,864 are tied up by an injunction, said as- 
sessments being a part of a total assessment 
of $184,000 spread to pay the awards and 
costs in connection with the condemnation 
suit for the opening of Canal street across 
the South Branch of the Chicago River. At 
the time the injunction was issued the com- 
plainants paid to the Comptroller, as a special 
deposit, as additional security, one-half of 
their assessments, $9,515.55, which was de- 
posited in the bid and deposit fund. The or- 
der of Court, however, was that this money 
should not be used by the city nor paid into 
the special assessment fund until the end of 
the litigation, and then only if the assess- 
ment was sustained for that amount or more. 



This money, therefore, is, in the present con- 
dition of affairs, of no use to the city. In 
this injunction suit it is claimed that 
the assessment was illegal because part 
of the improvement scheme w.as the 
building of a bridge across the river at Ca- 
nal street, and that since the Federal Gov- 
ernment did not approve the plans for said 
bridge, the same is an illegal structure. It 
was also daimed in said suit that the assess- 
ment ought not to be collected, because the 
city has by injunction been prevented from 
taking possession of part of the land con- 
demned, and that until it has been de- 
termined whether or not the city can obtain 
possession of said land, and the street actu- 
ally opened in accordance with the ordi- 
nance, the assessment ought not to be paid. 
It is also claimed that the city paid illegal 
and excessive items for costs, and an entire 
accounting is demanded of- all receipts and 
disbursements. 

The land above referred to which the city 
is enjoined from taking possession of is a 
triangular piece of land off the northeasterly 
corner of Lot 2, Block 34, C. T. S., being a 
part of Louis Hutt's lumber yard. Three 
successive injunctions have been issued pre- 
venting the city from taking possession of 
this land. The first injunction suit w s won 
by the city, taken to the Supreme Court by 
Louis Hutt, and there affirmed. Another 
injunction was sued out, which this depart- 
ment procured to be dissolved in October of 
the present year. A third injunction was 
then procured and still stands against the 
property, and is one of the suits which will 
be settled if the proposition herein referred 
to is approved by your Honorable Body. 

All the liabilities for awards for real estate 
condemned for the opening of said street 
have been paid, but there are awards due for 
personal property, buildings and improve- 
ments on leased land which have not been 
paid. These awards aggregate $5,324.46. 

Upon ©ne of these unpaid awards an order 
of dismissal of the original proceedings as to 
the personal property and improvements 
mentioned in the award was ordered by the 
court, and a judgment for interest entered 
against the city. The entry of this order of 
dismissal is one of the points urged in the 
suit of Hutt vs. City of Chicago as a reason 
why the city should not be permitted to take 
possession of the land condemned for the 
street, It being claimed that even this partial 



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dismissal of the condemnation suit as to per- 
sonal property invalidates tbe judgments 
previously entered for real estate, even where 
the award has been paid. In my opinion this 
contention is untenable and absurd, and yet 
the complainants in that case have succeeded 
in convincing one of the judges of the Circuit 
Court that the point possessed enough merit 
to warrant him iu overruling a demurrer to 
the bill raising this point. This decision of 
this learned judge is not to be considered as 
any criterion of what his position will be 
upon the same point when the question is 
presented to him upon the whole evidence. 

In addition to the suits above referred to, a 
suit is pending against the city for $10,000.00 
damages, founded in some way upon the fail- 
ure to pay one of these personal property 
awards. I do not profess to understand the 
theory of that suit, but venture the opinion 
that the recovery will not be, as a maximum, 
more than the amount of the award with 
interest. 

The complainants in the injunction suit first 
above referred to propose that if they are 
allowed a reduction, pro rata, of $4,365.41, to 
be applied upon their total disputed assess- 
ment of $17,864.00, they will pay their assess- 
ment for the reduced amount, dismiss their 
bill for an injunction, and as a part of the 
settlement it is also agreed that the injunc- 
tion preventing the city from taking posses- 
sion of the part of Lot 2 above referred to, for 
the opening of Canal street, will be dissolved 
and possession of said land given to the city; 
also that the suit for damages above referred 
to shall be dismissed. This amount of $4,- 
365.41 is an unexpended balance of costs 
which the city has never drawn from this as- 
sessment fund, but which it would be entitled 
to draw out and transfer to its special assess- 
ment fund. It is claimed by the c mplain- 
ants that the city is entitled to no part of the 
estimated cost of §11,500.00 in that proceed- 
ing, but the compromise proposition is 
founded on the allowance of the unexpended 
item of costs, and not on the entire amount 
of the costs. The situation may be summar- 
ized as follows: 

There are pending against the city in this 
matter suits to enjoin the taking possession 
of land, a suit to enjoin the colleetion *of as- 
sessments amounting to $17,S64.00, a suit for 
damages and several unpaid awards, amount- 
ing to $5,324.46, for personal property, all of 
which awards are making a liability to the 



city for interest, if not for damages. In the 
settlement proposed, the parties litigant yield 
all of their contentions, except as to the prop- 
riety of the charge against them of the unex- 
pended balance of the costs allowed by the 
court in the condemnation proceeding. 

The settlement proposed would give the 
city about $13,500.00 immediate cash, with 
which to pay not only the unpaid balance of 
the awards due in the Canal street condem- 
nation proceeding, but to reimburse the city 
about $8,000.00 on account of the overdraft 
of $10,000.00 in this fund, occasioned by the 
fact that the city has been obliged to pay 
awards for real estate in order to protect its 
rights, and has been obliged to advance that 
money out of its General Fund, while the 
colleetion of the assessment, which ought to 
have been available for that purpose, has 
been enjoined in the proceedings above re- 
ferred to. 

The settlement also relieves the city from 
all liability in connection with the Canal 
street opening, terminates all litigation in 
connection therewith, gives the city posses- 
sion of the entire street and removes the last 
obstacle in the way of the opening of the 
Canal Street Bridge. 

I recommend the acceptance of the proposi- 
tion. 

Very respectfully, 

Edgau B. Tolmax, 
Assistant Attorney Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 
Approved: 
Chakles M. Walker, 

Attorney Board of Local Improvements 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Chicago Suburban Water and 
Light Company for hydrant rentals, sub- 
mitted a rep'ort recommending the passage of 
an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 24th, 1902. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom wa6 



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referred claim of Chicago Suburban Water 
and Light Company for hydrant rentals, hav- 
ing bad the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to the Chicago 
Suburban Water and Light Company in the 
sum of twenty-five hundred and sixty-six and 
sixty-seven one-hundredths ($2,566.67) dol- 
lars for hydrant rentals from January 31st to 
July 1st, 1902 ; and the Comptroller is ordered 
to pay the same from the Water Fund. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Board of Inspec- 
tors of the House of Correction asking for 
additional appropriation, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 24th, 1902. 

Tn the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred communication from the Board of 
Inspectors of the House of Correction asking 
for additional appropriation, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage ®f the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to set 
aside from miscellaneous receipts for the 
year 1902 the sum of eighteen thousand 
($18,000.00) dollars as an additional appro- 
priation for payment of the obligations of 
the House of Correction for the balanee of 
the year 1902. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee,to whom was referred 



the claim of Officer Gilbert M. Knowles for 
doctor bills for injuries received in discharge 
of duty, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 24th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Offieer Gilbert M. Knowles, 
for doctor bills for injuries received in dis- 
charge of duty, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Police 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue a voucher to Gilbert M. Knowles in 
the sum of ninety ($90.00) dollars; same to 
be in payment of doctor bills for services 
during disability caused by injuries received 
March 2, 1902, in discharge of his duty ; and 
the Comptroller is ordered to pay the same 
from the appropriation for police department. 

Wm. Mavor, 



Chat.rm.an. 



ALSO, 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Patrick Flavin for time 
lost owing to accident June 12, 1902, in Water 
Pipe Extension Bureau, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, November 24th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Patrick Flavin for time lost 
owing to accident June* 12, 1902, in Water 
Pipe Extension Bureau, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 



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Works be and he is hereby autherized and 
directed to issue a voucher to Patrick Flavin 
in the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars; same to 
be in full of all claims of whatever kind or 
nature arising from or growing out of an 
accident to said Patrick Flavin on June 12, 
1902, in trench on Lake Shore Drive north of 
Oak street; and the Comptroller is ordered 
to pay the same from the Water Fund. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Attorney and a sub-com- 
mittee attachad hereto. 

Wm. Mayor 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Dr. A. Radesinsky for damage 
to horse, etc., submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report- 

Chicago, November 24th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Dr. A. Radesinsky for 
damage to horse, eic, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order- 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Dr. A. Radesinsky the sum of forty-nine 
($19.00) dollars; same to be in full of all 
claims of whatever kind or nature arising 
from or growing out of an accident on 
September 14, 1901, on West 18th street, be- 
tween the intersections of Allport and Centre 
avenues, wherein the horse of said Dr. A. 
Radesinsky was injured, and charge the same 
to the Finance Committee Fund, Appropria- 
tions 1902, Official Record March 18th, 1902, 
page 2387. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Attorney and a sub-com- 
mittee attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor. 
Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Carrie Smith, for compensation 
for personal injuries, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 24th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Carrie Smith for compensa- 
tion for personal injuries, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered; That the City Comptroller be and 

he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 

to Carrie Smith the sum of one hundred 

($100) dollars; same to be in full of all claims 

of whatever kind or nature arising from or 

growing out of an accident to said Carrie 

Smith on August 7, 1902, on Ada street, 

between 61st and 62d streets, i y reason of the 

defective condition of sidewalk at that place, 

and charge same to the Finance Committee 

Fund, appropriation 1902, Official Record 

March 18th, 1902, page 2387. This action is 

taken upon an opinion of the City Attorney 

and the recommendation of a sub-committee 

attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman, 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Gustav Miller for refund of ren- 
tal paid for bay window, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report* 

Chicago, November 24th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whun was 



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referred claim of Gustav Miller for refund of 
rental paid for bay window, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
pay to Gustav Miller the sum of fifteen 
($15.00) dollars; same being refund of the 
difference between rental paid and amount 
due for bay window at 144 La Salle street, 
under ordinance passed November 17th, 1902, 
and printed on page 1434 of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of that date, and charge same to the 
Finance Committee Fund, Appropriation Or- 
dinance 1902, Official Records, March 18th, 
1902, page 2387. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of John J. Flanagan for personal 
injuries (already allowed), heirs of Wm. F. 
Milligan for payment of juror's certificate, 
B. F. Cronkrite & Co. for refund of money 
advanced for water mains (adverse recom- 
mendation by the Commissioner of Public 
Works attached), C. O. Olson for damage to 
horse (adverse recommendation by the City 
Attorney and a Sub-Committee attached), 
Nellie Bomhake, Mrs. Belle Pritchard, Hattie 
M. Sollitt, Leonardo Pappone, Charles S. 
Austin, Dr. Freeda, M. P. Clark, Abraham 
Macgowski and Thomas Downey for personal 
injuries (adverse recommendations by the 
City Attorney and a Sub-Committee at- 
tached), submitted a report recommending 
that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 



SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred request of Board of Education for 
property adjoining Gladstone School, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying order. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is the report: 

\ Chicago, November '/!0th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred request Board of Education for 
property adjoining Gladstone School, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the prooer officers of the 
Board of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to acquire title, under the eminent 
domain Jaw for the use of schools, to the fol- 
lowing "described property : Lots 78, 79 in E. 
D. L. Wickes' Sub. Block 4, Section 19, 39, 
14. situated on 13th street, 50 ft. east of 
Robey street; Lots 76, 77, 80, 81, 82 and 83 
in E. D. L. Wickes' Sub. of Block 4 (same 
legal description as above). 

W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
request of Board of Education for school site 
at Lawndale avenue and Polk street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying order. 

Aid, Dunn moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 20th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred request Board of Education for 
school site, Lawndale avenue and Polk street, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the proper officers of the 
Board of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to acquire title, under the eminent 
domain law for the use of schools, to the fol- 
lowing described property: 

.Lots 45 to 51, inclusive, being 175.59 feet 
on North Polk street and 125 feet at the south- 
west corner Lawndale avenue to a 16- foot 



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alley in the rear, and Lots 60 to 66, inclusive, 
south frontage of 175.40 feet on Harvard 
street, running back to a depth of 130.3 
feet at the northwest corner of Harvard 
street and Lawndale avenue, to a 16- foot alley. 

W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
request of Board of Education for additional 
appropriation of $20,000 for erection of 12- 
room instead of 8- room school at Ohio street 
and Sawyer avenue, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 



Aid. Dunn moved that 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



the report be de- 



The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 20th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled ; 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred request of Board of Education for 
additional appropriation of $20,000 for erec- 
tion of 12-room instead of 8-room school at 
Ohio street and Sawyer avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the additional sum of $20,000 
be appropriated for the erection of a 12-room 
building on the school site corner of Obio 
street and Sawyer avenue, in place of an 8- 
room building on said site for which the sum 
of $55,000 has heretofore been appropriated, 
and that the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to set aside 
the said additional sum of $20,000 from the 
unappropriated balance of the building ac- 
count for the erection of said building:. 
W. P. Dunn, 
Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Commit ee. to whom was referred 
request of the Board of Education for $140,- 
000 for erection of an English High and 
Manual Training School on Lyman Trumbull 



site, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 



the report be de- 



Ald. Dunn moved that 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 20, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred request Board of Education for 
$140,000 for erection of an English High and 
Manual Training School on Lyman Trum- 
bull site, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the sum of $140,000 be ap- 
propriated for the erection of a building to 
be used as an English High and Manual 
Training School on the Lyman Trumbull 
School site; said sum to include the cost of 
alteration of the present buildings, and that 
the City Comptroller be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to set aside the sum 
of $140,000 from the unappropriated balance 
of the building account for the erection of 
said building and improvement. 

VY. P. Dunn, 
Chairman. 



The same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred request of Board of Education for 
$12,000 for remodeling of the Foster School, 
snbuiitted a report recommending -the pass- 
age of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 20, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Sehools, to whom was 
referred request of Board of Education for 
$12,000 for Foster School, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the follow- 
ing order: 

Ordered, That the sum of $12,000 be ap- 



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propriated for the remodeling and overhaul- 
ing the Foster School, comer Union and 
O'Brien streets, and that the City Comptrol- 
ler be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to set aside the sum of $12,000 for 
said improvement, same to be charged to 
permanent improvements. 

W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
request of Board of Education for school site 
at 18th street and Avers avenue, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report- 

Chicago, November 20th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred request Board of Education for 
school site 18th street and Avers avenue, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the proper officers of the 
Board of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to acquire title, under the eminent 
domain law for the use of schools, to the fol- 
lowing described property: 

Three-hundred feet of ground east frontage 
on Avers avenue, northwest corner of 18th 
street. 

W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
request of Board of Education for site at 
southwest corner of Throop and 60th streets, 
submitted a report recommending the pass- 
age of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 



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The motion prevailed. 



The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 20th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred request of Board of Education for 
site at Throop and 60th streets, southwest 
corner, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the proper officers of the 
Board of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to acquire title, under the emi- 
nent domain law for the use of schoole, to the 
following described property: Lots 1 and 2, 
in Block 1, in Herring's Subdivision of the 
southwest % of the northeast 34" of the south- 
west % of Section 17, Township 38 North, 
Range 14 East of the 3d Principal Meridian, 
situated on the southwest corner of Throop 
and 60th streets. Lots 3 and 4 (same legal 
description as above and adjoining same). 
Lots 9, 10, 11 and 12 (same legal description 
as above and adjoining same). Lots 5 and 6 
(same legal description as above). 

W. P. Dnun, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
request of Board of Education to acquire 
property at the northwest corner of 50th 
avenue and Park avenue for playground, 
submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 20th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred request of Board of Education to 
acquire property at northwest corner 50th 
avenue and Park avenue for playground, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the proper officers of the 



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Board of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to acquire title under the eminent 
domain law for the use of schools to the fol- 
lowing described property : 75 feet of Lot 31 
in C. J. Hull's Sub. of west half southeast 
quarter Section 9, 39, 13, located on 50th 
avenue north of Park avenue, adjoining said 
school site on the north. 

W. P. Dunn, 
Chairman. 



TRACK ELEVATION. 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

The Committee on Health Department, to 
whom was recommitted majority and minor- 
ity reports on an order to investigate Depart- 
ments of Health and Buildings in connection 
with St. Luke's tire, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the adoption of the majority 
report. 

Aid. Butterworth moved that the majority 
and minority reports be deferred and pub 
lished. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report of the committee 
as to the adoption of the majority and minor- 
ity reports: 

Chicago, November 14th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Conned Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health Department, 
to whom was recommitted majority and mi- 
nority reports on order to investigate Depart- 
ments of Health and Buildings in connection 
with St. Luke's fire, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the adoption of the report of 
sub-committee as submitted by the majority 
report and published on pages 1094 to 1097, 
inclusive, of the proceedings of September 
22, 1902. 

Wm. M. Buttekworth, 
Chairman. 

(The majority report is published in the 
Council Proceedings of September 22, 1902, 
pages 1094 to 1097, both inclusive, and the 
minority report is published on September 
29, 1902, pages 1158 to 1161, both inclusive.) 



The Special Committee on Track Elevation, 
to whom was referred an ordinance amend- 
ing an ordinance of the Atchison, Topekaand 
Santa Fe Railway, Chicago, Madison and 
Northern Railway and Chicago and Alton 
Railroad, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying substitute 
ordinance. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 24, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Special Committee on Track Eleva- 
tion to whom was referred an ordinance 
amending an ordinance of the Atchison, 
Topeka caud Santa Fe Railway, Chicago, 
Madison and Northern Railway and Chicago 
and Alton Railroad, and published on pages 
818 to 820 inclusive of the Council Proceed- 
ings of June 30, 1902, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report the 
following substitute ordinance, and recom- 
mend its passage. 

VV. S. Jackson, 
Chaiirman. 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending an ordinance requiring the 
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway 
Company, the Chicago, Madison and North- 
ern Railroad Company, the Chicago and Alton 
Railroad Company, the Union Stock Yard 
and Transit Company, the Chicago Terminal 
Trausfer Railroad Company and the Pitts- 
burgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis 
Railway Company, respectively, to change 
the plane of certain of their roadbeds and 
railway tracks within the City of Chicago. 

Whereas, On the 22d day of May, 1899, an 
ordinance was passed by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago, entitled: "An ordi- 
nance requiring the Atchison, Topeka and 
Santa Fe Railway Company, the Chicago, 
Madison and Northern Railroad Company, 



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the Chicago and Alton Railroad Company, 
the Union Stock Yard and Transit Company, 
the Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad 
Company, the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chi- 
cago and St. Louis Railway Company, re- 
spectively, to change the plane of certain of 
their roadbeds and railway tracks within the 
City of Chicago," whieh ordinance was sub- 
sequently and on the 26th day of June, 1899, 
amended by extending the time for the ac- 
ceptance thereof by the several railway com- 
panies therein mentioned; and 

Whereas, The said ordinance so amended 
was duly accepted by all of said railway com- 
panies with the exception of the Chicago and 
Alton Railroad Company within the time 
specified in and by said ordinance and said 
amendment; and 

Whereas, On the 15th day of January, A. 
D. 1900, an ordinance was passed by the City 
Council of the City of Chicago requiring t e 
Chicago and Alton Railroad Company to 
«hange the plane of certain of its roadbeds 
and railway tracks within the City of Chicago 
in conjunction with the elevation of the road- 
beds and railway tracks of the railway com- 
panies above mentioned, in conformity with 
the ordinance passed May 22d, 1899, and 
amended June 26th, 1899, which said last 
mentioned ordinance was amended on the 
15th day of January, 1900, and thereafter ac- 
cepted by said Chicago and Alton Railroad 
Company ; and 

Whereas, The said ordinance of May 22d, 

1899, and said ordinance of January 15th, 

1900, provided for a subway in Mary street, 
under the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe 
Railway, the Chicago, Madison and Northern 
Railroad and the Chicago and Alton Rail- 
road, but said ordinance failed to provide for 
the elevation of the switch track across said 
Mary street, extending to sundry industries 
lying north of said track and along the South 
Branch of the Chicago River; and, 

Whereas, In the event of the construction 



of said subway in Mary street in accordance 
with the the terms of said ordinance, the said 
switch track cannot be operated, but will of 
necessity have to be abandoned and destroyed, 
causing great damage to the property served 
thereby; and, 

Whereas, Lucy T. Drexell and William J. 
Arkell have filed their bill in the Circuit 
Court of the United States for the Northern 
District of Illinois to enjoin the said raiiroad 
company from the destruction of said side- 
track aforesaid; now, therefore, 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance passed by 
the City Council of the City of Chicago on 
May 22d, 1899, and the ordinance passed by 
the City Council of the City of Chicago on 
January 15th, 1900, be and the same is hereby 
amended as follows: 

Paragraph 1. Strike out from said ordi- 
nance all mention of "subway in Mary street 
under the Chicago and Alton Railroad, the 
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railw y and 
the Chicago, Madison and Northern Rail- 
road," the intention hereby being that the 
work already completed on Mary street shall 
be considered a sufficient compliance with 
said ordinance. 

Paragraph 2. That part of Mary street 
lying between the southerly line ©f the right 
of way of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa 
Fe Railway Company and a line drawn from 
the southerly line of Lot twenty (20) and the 
southerly line of Lot nineteen ()9) in 
O'Meara's Subdivision of Lots two (2) and 
three (3) in Block twenty-three (23) in Canal 
Trustees' Subdivision of the south fraction ot 
Section twenty-nine (29), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range fourteen (14), East 
of the Third (3d) Principal Meridian, is 
hereby vacated and closed. 

Paragraph 3, This ordinance is granted 
upon the express condition that the several 
railway and railroad companies herein men- 



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tioned shall fill, curb and pave the following 
streets: That portion of Mary street lying 
south of the south line of the right of way of 
the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway 
and north of the north line of Archer avenue 
with vitrified brick of standard quality, and 
shall also fill, curb and pave with thirteen 
(13) inches of slag, macadam and granite top 
dressing that part of Hillock avenue lying 
between the west line of the railroad track 
now lying across said Hillock avenue and the 
west line of Stark street. And shall also fill, 
curb and pave with vitrified brick that part 
of Stark street lying north of the north line 
of Archer avenue to a connection with the 
pavement of Hillock avenue, as herein speci- 
fied, except that portion of said Stark stree 
within the limits of the subway in Stark 
street, which is to be paved as specified in 
ordinance passed January 15, 1900. 

The width of the roadway and sidewalks of 
the streets mentioned above shall be the same 
as they now exist. 

The roadways shall be paved with a single 
course of vitrified brick of standard quality, 
laid at right angles with thecuib lines and 
set upon a solid foundation of hydraulic ce- 
ment concrete of not less than six (6) inches 
thick or deep when solidly tamped in place 
and otherwise finished and properly crowned 
ready for the brick wearing surface, 
between which and the concrete there shall 
be interposed a layer of screened sand 
not less than one-half inch thick. The curb 
shall be of sound, hard limestone of stand- 
ard dimensions and fiuisb, and the sidewalks 
shall be finished and paved with Portland 
cement concrete of standard quality and 
workmanship, and owith the curbing and 
roadway paving shall be made, finished and 
put in permanent place in accordance with 
the requirements of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works of the City of Chicago. 

Catch basins shall be constructed on the 
east and west side of Mary street immedi- 
ately south of and adjacent to the south line 



of the right of way of the Atchison, Topeka . 
and Santa Fe Railway. All of the above 
shall be done according: to the specifications 
of the City of Chicago for street improve- 
ments and under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Said work shall ba fully and finally com- 
pleted within four (4) months from the 
passage and approval hereof. 

Said railway and railroad company, or 
companies, shall execute a good and suf- 
ficient bond in the amount of fifteen thou- 
sand ($15,000) dollars, conditioned that said 
railway and railroad company, or compa- 
nies, shall furnish and use such material and 
workmanship in the construction of the im- 
provements heretofore specified as to insure 
the same to be free from all defects and to 
remain in continuous good order and con- 
dition, ordinary wear excepted, for a period 
often (10) years from and after the com- 
pletion and acceptance of the same; and as 
a:guarautee of the faithful performance of 
the work, the quality of the material fur- 
nished and the proper construction of said 
improvement, the railway and railroad com- 
pany, or companies, hereby agree to keep 
and maintain said improvement without ad- 
ditional charge or cost to the City of Chi- 
cago, in such order and condition as will be 
satisfactory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works, ordinary wear excepted, for a pe- 
riod of ten (10) years from and after the 
completion and acceptance of the same, 
which keeping and maintaining shall 
include repairs or the entire recon- 
struction of the same, the necessity for 
which maybe occasioned by or through the 
use of faulty or inferior material or work- 
manship; provided, however, the railway and 
railroad company, or companies, herein speci- 
shall not be required to keep or maintain 
nay part of said improvement uuder this 
guarantee which after its completion and ac- 
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purpose of laying - or repairing any gas, sewer, 
water or other pipe or conduit, in accordance 
with a permit granted by the City of Chi- 
cago, or to maintain or to renew any part of 
said improvement that may have been dam- 
aged in any manner by any work which shall 
have been done in accordance with or under 
the authority of a permit granted by the 
City of Chicago. 

If the railway or railroad company, or com- 
panies, shall fail, neglect or refuse to repair, 
keep and maintain the said work in accord- 
ance with this paragraph, within thirty (30) 
days after notice so to do from the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, the Commissioner 
of Public Works may proceed to do, or cause 
to have done, the work necessary to comply 
with the same and collect the cost and ex- 
pense thereof from said railway or railroad 
company, or companies, mentioned in this 
ordinance. 

Section 2. The Atchison, Topeka and 
Santa Fe Railway Company, the Chicago, 
Madison and Northern Railroad Company 
and the Chicago and Alton Railroad Com- 
pany shall assume and pay all incidental or 
consequential damage to property or business 
caused by the vacation of Mary street, as 
specified in Paragraph 2 of Section 1 of this 
ordinance, and the non-construction of the 
subway as specified in the right hand column 
of page 2209 of the ordinance passed Janu- 
ary 15th, 1900, anything herein or elsewhere 
to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage and ap- 
proval; provided, however, that the same 
shall be null and void if the said Atchison, 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company, the 
Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad 
Company and the Chicago and Alton Rail- 
road Company shall not within cixty (60) 
days from the passage and approval of this 
ordinance file with the Mayor of the City of 
Chicago an agreement or agreements duly 
executed whereby said railway and railroad 



companies shall undertake to do and perform 
all the matters and things required of them 
by this ordinance. 



JOINT COMMITTEES, STREETS 

AND ALLEYS WEST AND 

NORTH DIVISIONS. 

The Joint Committees on Streets and Alleys 
West and North Divisions, to whom was re- 
ferred a recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for opening 1 and extending Ogden ave- 
nue, from Bryan place and West Randolph 
street to La Salle avenue, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be placed^on file. 

Aid. Fowler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FORMER MEET- 
INGS PENDING BEFORE THE COUNCIL 
AND DISPOSED OF AT THIS 
MEETING. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on an order to proceed to collect. cer- 
tain moneys due by the present and former 
City Sealers, deferred and published Novem- 
ber 17, 1902, page 1422. 

Aid. Blake moved to amend the order as 
follows : 

Amending by adding "to-wit, against 
Thomas N. Jameson and his sureties for the 
sum of $9,331.12; against Robert E.Burke 
and his sureties for the sum of $4,812.97; 
against H. Dorsey Patton and his sureties for 
the sum of $699.31; against Fred Eldred and 
his sureties for the sum of $7.085.11 ; against 
James Quinn and his sureties for the sum of 
$8,897.39. 

The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 



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inger, Sloan, Younsr, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Culierton, Moertel. Zimraer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion. Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to begin proceed- 
ings at once, for the collection of such 
amounts as may be due the city from the sev- 
eral persons who have held the office of City 
Sealer, to wit, against Thomas N. Jamieson 
and his sureties for the sum of $9,331.12; 
against Robert E. Burke and h ; s sureties for 
the sum of $4,812.97; against H. Dorsey Pat- 
ton and his sureties for the sum of $699.31; 
against Fred Eldred and his sureties for 
the sum of $7,085.11; against James Quinn 
and his sureties for the sum of $8,897.39; 
upon whose liability and upon such 
bonds, as were executed under Section 2006 
of the Revised Code in favor of the city and 
conditioned upon the faithful performance of 
the duties of the office, as the Statute of Lim- 
itations has not deprived the city of its right 
of action. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the claion of Eugene P. M. Creutz 
for baek salary, deferred and published 
November 17, 1902, page 1422. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeax — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Culierton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beii- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen. Sullivan, Dougherty Werno, 



Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector. Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to Eugene P. M. 
Creutz in the sum of eight and thirty-three 
hundredths ($S.33) dollars; same being 
amount due him on account of increase of 
salary during the month of January, 1898, 
and charge same to the Water Fund, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of James Tobin for 
wages, deferred and published Nov. 17, 1902, 
page 1423. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, «nd the order was 
passed by yeas and nays a follows: 

Tem— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart. Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Culierton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennau, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 05. 

Nay*— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 
' Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to James Tobin in 
the sum of forty ($40.00) dollars, same to be 
in full of all claims for wages as paver dur- 
ing January and February, 1902, and charge 
same to the Fourth Ward Fund, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 



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sented the report of the Committee on Finance 
on the ciaim of owners of the steamer "Emma 
E. Thompson" for damages, deferred and 
published November 17, 1902, page 1423. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn., 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Rayraer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow a judgment to be taken against the 
city in favor of Henry Bennett and the Cam- 
eron Lumber Company, owners of the 
steamer "Emma E.Thompson" in the amount 
of sixteen hundred ninety-eight and twenty- 
one one-hundredths ($1,698.21) dollars; 
same to be in full of all claims for damages 
of whatever kind or nature to said steamer 
caused by a collision with the Clark street 
bridge October 8th, 1901. This action is 
taken upon an opinion of the Corporation 
Counsel under date of June 27th, 1902, and 
attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on sundry claims for rebate ot water 
taxes, deferred and published November 17, 
1902, page 1433. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon,- 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 



Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer. Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann', Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston. Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nayx — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue to the following persons 
vouchers in the amounts set opposite their 
names; same to be in full of claims for re- 
bates ©f water taxes on the properties named, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same. 

Owner of premises 6400-2 Eggleston 

avenue $17 85 

John J. Kozlowski, 59 Allen avenue... 51 00 
West Pullman Methodist Church, 12001 

Butler street 41 g8 

Otto Alt, 809 West Division street 6 00 

C. S. Woolsey, 4426 Berkeley avenue. . 4 50 

George Stengel, 11006 State street 21 00 

Jacob Schill, 3339 Calumet avenue 6 25 

H. Gieseke, 1116 Armitage avenue 28 25 

Charles Friestartshausen, 202 Montrose 

avenue 17 00 

Milton Kellogg, 312 Hoyne avenue 3 20 

Emil R. Gissler, 314 Hoyne avenue 4 48 

Robert McMurdy, 4853 Kimbark ave- 
nue 5 95 

This action is taken upon the several rec- 
ommendations of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works and a Sub-Committee attached. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on sundry claims for decrease of water 
taxes, deferred and published November 17, 
1902, page 1424. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon. 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully 



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Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

^Vo?/-s — None. 

The following is the order as passed- 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease the water taxes assessed 
against the following persons on the property 
named, in the amount set opposite their 
names; same to be in full of claims for de- 
crease on said properties. 
Warner Silver M'fg Co., 74-6 Superior 

street $ 12 15 

Charles H. Gould, 46 39th street 42 19 

M. J. Cahill, 561 Kinzie street (provided 
balance is paid and buffalo box in- 
stalled at once i 19 25 

C. Gravenstock, 6459 Leavitt street 20 12 

Mary Griffin, 952 Garfield boulevard, 
(provided balance is paid and buffalo 

box is installed at once) 38 50 

M. Naughton, 439 North Clark street. . 55 00 
Owner of premises 173-5 West Adams 

street 8100 

O. B. Green, 293 North Branch 40 50 

Matt. Aller, 2942-4 Hermitage avenue. 12 00 

This action is taken upon the several rec- 
ommendations of the Commissioner of Public 
Works and a sub-committee attached. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the ' report of the Committee on 
Finance on sundry elaims for. decrease of 
water taxes, deferred and published Novem- 
ber 17, 1902, page 1424. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Ftfas— Coughlin. Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doufeek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner. Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 



Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Recter, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

N'avs— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commiasioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease the water taxes assessed 
on property known as 95 West Fullerton ave- 
nue six and no one hundredths dollars, and to 
accept from Joseph Guchenhoff the taxes 
assessed from May, 1900 to November 1901, 
on said property; and, be it further 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
proceed to collect the balance of $76.00 
assessed against said property from Joseph 
Lister and Mrs. Augusta Ristow, former 
owner and tenant, respectively; and be it 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works accept from the Western Iron and 
Steel Company, the present tenants of prop- 
erty known as 3900-20 Emerald avenue, the 
amount of water taxes assessed against said 
property from November, 1901 to November, 
1902; and, be it further 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
proceed to collect at once from the prior 
tenants or owners of the said property the 
balance of water taxes asessed against the 
property prior to November. 1901; and, be it 

Ordered, Tha v the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to aecept from Charles F. DeWitt, 
the present tenant of property known as 137 
Monroe street, the water taxes assessed 
against the said property from November 1st, 
1901, to November 1902, being $72.00; and, 
be it further 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
proceed to collect at once from the former 
owners the balance of water taxes assessed 
against said property prior to November 
1st, 1901. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of a sub-committee attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Finance 
on the claim of Hugh Reilly for wages, de. 



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ferred and published November 17, 1902, page 
1425. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, -Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxt©n, Race, Hunter -65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Police 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue a voucher to Hugh Reilly in the sum 
of seven hundred and twenty-five ($725.00) 
dollars; same to be in full of all claims for 
salary during time said Hugh Reilly was sus- 
pended from the police force, October 5th, 
1901, to August 4th, 1902, and the Comptroller 
is ordered to pay the same from the appro- 
priation for the police department. 

The Chair directed that the special order 
on the report of the Committee on Judiciary, 
on ordinance prohibiting one wheel of ve- 
hicles on track and the other on brick or 
asphalt-paved streets, deferred and" published 
November 10, 1902, page 1353, be now 
taken up. 

Aid. O'Connell moved to place the ordi- 
nance ©n file. 

Aid. Werno moved to table the motion to 
place on file. 

The motion to table prevailed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Ailing, Foreman, Jackson, 
Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, Bennett, 
Snow, Moynihan, Foucek, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, Patterson, 
Finn, Palmer, Werno, Herrmann, Ehemann, 
Dunn, Williston, Blake, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Eidmann— 32. 



Nays— Kenna, Fick, Cullerton, Moertel, 
Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, Maypole, 
Strauss, Leininger, Roach, Minwegen, Sul- 
livan, Dougherty, Schmidt, Kuester, Hart, 
Bradley, Butterworth, O'Connell, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 26. 

Aid. Hunter moved to recommit the ordi- 
nance to the committee from whence it came. 

Aid. Werno moved to table Aid. Hunter's 
motion. 

The motion to table prevailed. 

Aid. Sloan moved to amend the ordinance 
as follows: 

"Amend Section 2 prefixed when found 
traveling in aforesaid condition more than 
one block." 

Aid. Werno moved to table the amendment. 

The motion to table prevailed by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Foreman, Jackson, Dou- 
bek, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Brenner, 
Moertel, Beilfuss, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, 
Palmer, Werno,Herrmann, Ehemann, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Keeney, Butler, Connery, 
Butterworth, Rector— 30. 

Nays -Kenna, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Fick, Foucek, Cullerton, Zimmer, Cerveny, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Lein- 
inger, Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Schmidt, Kuester, Hart, Bradley. O'Connell, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 27. 

Aid. Leininger moved to further amend 
the ordinance as follows: 

Amend Section 2 in line 3 by striking out 
" fine " and insert " one " therefor. 
The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Werno moved the passage of the ordi- 
nance as amended. 

The motion was lost and the ordinance 
failed to pass by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Ailing, Foreman, 
Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Sloan, Young, 
Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Roach, Powers, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, Werno, Herrmann, 
Ehemann, Dunn, Williston. Blake, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Eidmann— 32. 

Nays — Kenna, Moynihan, Fick, Foucek, 



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Novak, Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer,Cerveny, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Minwe- 
gen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Schmidt, 
Kuester. Hart, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hun- 
ter— 27. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Werno pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Judi- 
ciary on an ordinance muzzling dogs, deferred 
and published November 10, 1902, page 1353. 

Aid. Butterworth moved to amend the ordi- 
nance as follows : 

Amend Section 1 of said ordinance by sub- 
stituting after the word -'Chicago" in the 
14th line, the words, "between the 1st day of 
April and the 1st day of November." 

Aid. Foreman moved to table Aid. Butter- 
worth's amendment. 

The motion to table was lost. 
Aid. Butterworth's amendment was then 
adopted. 

Aid. Mavor moved to amend the ordinance 
by striking out the words "between the 1st 
day of April and the 1st day of November" 
In the fourth and fifth lines of Section 1. 

Aid. Scully moved to table Aid. Mavor's 
amendment. 

The motion to table prevailed by yeas and 
nays as fellows: 

Yean — Coughlin, Kenna, Foreman, Jack- 
son, Doubek, Stuckart, Sloan, Young, 
Bennett, Snow, Fick, Cerveny, Scully, Frie- 
stedt, Maypole, Kunz, Brennan, Roach, 
Powers, Finn, Sullivan, Dougherty, Herr- 
mann, Williston, Kuester, Connery, Hart, 
Bradley, Eidmann, Bihl, Ruxton, Hunter— 
32. 

A Vaj/.s— Ailing, Mavor, Moynihan, Brenner, 
Foucek, Novak, Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, 
Fowler, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Dever, 
Patterson, Palmer, Minwegeu, Werno, 
Schmidt, Dunn, Blake, Keeney, Butler, 
Raymer, Butterworth, O'Connell, Rector, 
Race— 28. 

Aid. Werno moved the passage of the ordi- 
nance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Jackson, 
Doubek, Stuckart, Sloan, Young, Mavor, 
Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Brenner, Foucek, 



Novak, Moertel, Zimmer, Fowler, Maypole, 
Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever. Powers, 
Patterson, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen. Sullivan, 
Werno, Herrmann, Schmidt, Dunn, Blake. 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Hart, Bradley, 
Butterwortb, O'Connell Eidmann. Bihl, Rec- 
tor, Ruxton, Race — 46. 

Xays— Foreman, Fick. Cullerton, Cerveny, 
Scully, Friestedt, Brennan, Roach, Dough- 
erty, Williston, Kuester, Raymer, Hunter 
—13. 

The following is the ordinance as passed- 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That it shall be unlawful for 
any dog to run at large on any street, alley 
or other public place, within the limits of the 
City of Chicago, between the 1st day of 
April aud the 1st day of November, 
unless such dog shall be securely muz- 
zled or led by a chain so as to effect- 
ually prevent it from biting any person 
or animal; and any owner or keeper of a 
dog who shall suffer the same to run at 
large during the period hereinbefore named 
without a muzzle, shall be fined net less than 
two dollars (13.00) nor more than ten dollars 
($10.00) for each offense, and for every day 
he shall suffer the dog to run at large with- 
out a muzzle after having been convicted 
under this ordinance. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of 
ordinances in confliet with this ordinance 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in full 
force and effect from and after its passage 
and due publication. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Butterworth, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Health Department on an ordinance for the 
regulation of baby farms, deferred and pub- 
lished November 17, 1902, page 1426. 

Aid. Butterworth moved to concur in there- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yea's and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 



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inger, Sloan, Young, Mayor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Willi ton, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 65. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed- 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. For the purpose of this ordi- 
nance a public nursery is defined as a place 
where infants are received and retained for 
hire or reward, while under the age of three 
(3) years, for nursing and maintaining apart 
from their parents for a longer period than 
twenty-four (24) hours. 

Section 2. It shall not be lawful for any 
person, firm, association or corporation other 
than the regulariy constituted authorities of 
the United States, State of Illinois, County 
of Cook or City of Chicago or a duly incor- 
porated association for the care of children 
which has been accredited pursuant to an act 
to regulate the treatment and control of de- 
pendent, neglected and delinquent children, 
to retain or receive for hire or reward more 
than three (3) infants under the age of three 
(3) years for the purpose of nursing or main- 
taining such infants apart from their parents 
for a longer period than twenty-four (24) 
hours without first obtaining a permit there- 
for, as hereinafter provided. 

Section 3. Any person, firm, association 
or corporation other than the regularly con- 
stituted authorities of the United States, 
State of Illinois, County of Cook or City of 
Chicago, or a duly incorporated association 
for the care of children which has been ac- 
credited pursuant to an act to regulate the 
treatment and control of dependent, neglected 



and delinquent children, desiring to establish, 
conduct or maintain a public nursery within 
the limits of the City of Chicago, must first 
make a written application to the Commis- 
sioner of Health of said city, which applica- 
tion shall state the location or proposed loca- 
tion of such public nursery, the purpose for 
which it is to be opened, conducted or main- 
tained, the accommodations or the proposed 
accommodations for the infants to be therein 
nursed or cared for, the nature or kind, of 
treatment given or proposed to be given 
therein, and the name or address of the super- 
intendent or person in charge thereof. 

Section 4, It shall be the duty of the said 
Commissioner of Health, upon presentation 
of such application, to make or cause to be 
made a strict inquiry and inspection of the 
facts set out in such application, and if he 
shall find from such inquiry and inspection 
that the location of such public nursery is 
suitable and will afford proper accommoda- 
tions for the care of the infants to be received 
therein, and that the superintendent or per-; 
son in charge thereof is a person of good 
moral character and has sufficient knowledge, 
experience and ability properly to conduct 
such public nursery, the Commissioner Of 
Health shall issue a permit to the applicant 
to conduct a public nursery at such place 
under rules and regulations to be prescribed 
by the Department of Health. 

Section 5. It shall be the duty of the 
person, firm, association or corporation eon- 
ducting a public nursery within the limits of 
the City of Chicago to enter in a register 
to be kept by him or them, the name, sex and 
age of every infant received therein, the 
date ©f reception and the names and addresses 
of the person or persons from whom received, 
and so far as' can be ascertained the names, 
addresses, nationality, religion and occupa- 
tion of the parents of such infants and the 
reason for their being brought to such public 
nursery, and immediately upon the removal 
of each infant, the time of removal, and the 



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names and addresses of the persons by whom 
removed. Such register shall be produced 
by the person keeping the same when and 
where required to do so by the Health Com- 
missioner of the City of Chicago or the 
Juvenile Court of Cook county. 

Section 6. Monthly reports shall be made 
by the superintendent or person in charge of 
such public nursery to the Commissioner of 
Health of the City of Chicago, giving the 
name, age and sex of each child which is or 
has been in such institution during such 
month. 

Section 7. The Commissioner of Health, 
or his representatives, shall have the right to 
and it shall be his duty to enter any place 
where a public nursery is conducted for the 
purpose of inspecting the same at such times 
and under such rules and regulations as shall 
be prescribed by the Department of Health. 

Section 8. The Commissioner of Health 
may revoke said permit at any time if upon 
inspection he shall find the 'Same to be con- 
ducted, managed or maintained in violation 
of the terms of the application for the permit 
under which the same was opened, conducted, 
managed or maintained, or in violation of 
any of the health or sanitary ordinances, 
rules ®r regulations of said City of Chicago. 

Section 9. Any person, firm, association 
or corporation who shall violate any of the 
prjvisions of this ordinance, or any rule or 
regulation of the Department of Health 
made pursuant thereto, shall upon conviction 
be punished by a fine not exceeding two 
hundred dollars ($200.00). 

Section 10. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage and publica- 



The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Fowler pre- 
sented the report of the Committee • on 
Streets and A'leys, W. D., on an ordinance 
in favor ©f Vincent de Salvo for two stair- 
ways, deferred and published November 17, 
page 1428. 



Aid. Fowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Brenner, Fick, Foueek, Novak, 
Cullerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Friestedt, Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Hays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed-. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby given and granted 
to Vincent de Salvo, his successors or assigns, 
to construct and maintain two stairways on 
the sidewalk space leading to the basement 
on the DeKoven street side and one stairway 
on the Halsted street side of his building at 
the northeast corner of DeKoven and Halsted 
streets; said stairways to be constructed and 
located in accordance with plans and specifi- 
cations hereto attached and which are made 
a part hereof and to which express reference 
is hereby had, and a copy of which said plans 
and specifications shall at all times be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner of 
Buildings. 

The location, construction, and maintenance 
of said stairways shall be under the direction 
and supervision of the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Fire Marshal of the City of 
Chicago, and the construction and location of 
the same shall be in accordance with plans 
and specifications which shall first be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Buildings 
and the Fire Marshal of the City of Chicago; 
and no permit shall be issued allowing any 



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work to be done in and about the construction 
of said stairways herein authorized until said 
plans and specifications have first been sub- 
mitted to and approved by said Commissioner 
of Buildings and said Fire Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
hereby granted shall cease and determine 
twenty (20) years from the date of the 
passage of this ordinance, or at any time 
prior thereto in the discretion of the Mayor 
or the City Council. During the life of this 
ordinance said Vincent de Salvo, his su«- 
cessors or assigns, shall at all times keep 
said stairways and the portions of the side- 
walk immediately surrounding the same in 
good condition and repair and safe for pub- 
lic travel, to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of PuDlie Works of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 3. In consideration of the privi- 
leges herein granted, and as compensation 
therefor, said Vincent de Salvo, his suc- 
«essors assigns, shall pay to the City of 
Chicago so long as the privileges herein au- 
thorized are being enjoyed, and until such 
time as said stairways or either of them are 
ordered removed by the City Council or the 
Mayor of the City of Chicago, the sum of 
twenty ($20.00) dollars per annum, payable 
semi-annually in advance; the first payment 
to be made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance and each succeeding payment 
semi-annually thereafter. 

Section 4. If at any time hereafter the 
City Council or the Mayor of the City of 
Chicago shall desire to revoke the permission 
and authority herein granted and order said 
stairways or either of them herein author- 
ized to be removed, the grantee herein, his 
successors or assigns, upon receipt of a notice 
from the City Council or the Mayor so to re- 
move said stairways or either ©f them, shall 
proceed forthwith to remove such stairways 
as may be ordered and directed and restore 
said sidewalks to their proper condition, so 
that the portion of the sidewalks where said 



stairways had been located shall be put in the 
same condition as the other parts of said side- 
walks in the same block ; and the work of 
.such removal shall be done at the expense of 
said grantee and without expense or cost of 
any kind to the City of Chicago; provided, 
that in the event ®f a failure, neglect or re- 
fusal on the part of said grantee, his succes- 
sors or assigns, to remove said stairways or 
either of them and restore said sidewalks 
as above provided, when directed so to do, 
the City of Chicago may proceed to remove 
the same and restore said sidewalks and 
charge the expense thereof to said grantee, 
his successors or assigns. 

Section 5. No work shall be done under 
authority of this ordinance until a permit 
skall first have been issued by the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings authorizing such work to 
proceed, and no permit shall issue until the 
first semi-annual payment herein provided 
for has been made at the office of the City 
Comptroller of the City of Chicago and a 
bond executed by said grantee herein, in the 
penal sum of ten thousand ($10,000.00) dol- 
lars, with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned to indemnify, save and 
keep harmless the City of Chieago from any 
and all damage, cost, expense or liability of 
any kind whatsoever which may be suffered 
by it, said City of Chicago, or which it may 
be put to or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered trom said city from, 
by reason o or on account of the permission 
and authority herein granted or the exercise 
by the grantee herein, his succossors or as- 
signs, of the permission and authority herein 
given, and conditioned further for the faith- 
ful performance and observance of all and 
singular the conditions and provisions of this 
or inance. Said bond and the liability of the 
sureties thereon shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance; and if at any 
time during the life of this ordinance said 
bond shall not be in full force, then the 
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Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and the filing of the written accept- 
ance, thereof together with the bond here- 
inabove provided for. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Fowler, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, W. D., on an ordinance 
vacating an alley in Walker's Douglas Park 
Addition, deferred and published November 
17, 1902, page 1429. 

Aid. Fowler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion was lost, and the erdinance 
failed to pass by yeas and nays as follows 
(three-fourths of all the Aldermen entitled 
by law to be elected failing to agree) : 

Yms-Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Foreman, 
Jackson, Stuckart, Young, Mavor, Bennett, 
Snow, Moynihan, Brenner, Fiok, Moertel, 
Zimmer, Cerveny, Friestedt, Fowler, May- 
pole, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, 
Roach, Powers, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, 
Werno, Schmidt, Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Kuester, Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, 
Bradley, Butterworth, O'Connell, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 46. 



Nays— Doubek, Sloan, Foucek, Novak, 
Strauss, Brennan, Sullivan, Dougherty, Herr- 
mann, Hart, Eidmann — 11. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Bennett pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Local 
Transportation on an ordinance in favor of 
the C. M. & St. P. R'y Co. to change the 
motive power on its Evanston Division, de- 
ferred and published June 30, 1902, page 816. 

Aid. Bennett moved to recommit the ordi- 
nance to the Committee on Local Transpor- 
tation. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Raymer moved that the Council 
do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned to meet 
on Monday, December 1, 1902, at 7:80 
o'clock P. M. 




f 

City Clerk. 



k 'OHN F. HIGGINS PRINT 



196-198 CLARK 8TREIT 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



Chicago, Illinois 



Regular Meeting, December 1, 1902. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, December 5, 1902. 



Present— His Honor, the Mayor and Aid. 
Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, Fore- 
man, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mayor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Moer- 
tel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, May- 
pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patter- 
son, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keenev,' 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 
Melnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rectcrt, Ruxton, Race and Hunter. 

Absent— Aid. Jackson, Cullerton, Friestedt, 
RoaGh, Powers and Hermann. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Scully moved that the minutes of 



the regular meeting held November 24, 
1902, be approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR, COMP- 
TROLLER, CORPORATION COUNSEL, CITV 
CLERK, COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS 
AND ALL OTHER CITY OFFICERS, DEPART- 
MENTS AND BRANCHES OF THE CITY GOV- 
ERNMENT. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his re- 
port of releases from the House of Correc- 
tion for the week ending November 29, 1902. 
which was 

Placed on file 

ALSO, 

The following communication r ■ 

Mayor's Office, y 

December 1st, 1902. f 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen— I transmit herewith a com- 



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muaication from the assistant engineers em- 
ployed at the various city water pumping 
stations, and would respectfully recommend 
its reference to your Committee on Finance, 
to be taken up in connection with the annual 
appropriation bill when under consideration. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, I 

December 1st, 1902. J 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen-I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last meeting directing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to issue a 
permit to Sturges, Cornish & Burn Company 
to drive a six-inch pipe in sidewalk space, 
corner of Harrison and Green streets, for the 
reason that the order does not state for what 
purpose the pipe is to be used. If this pipe 
is to be used in connection with the sinking 
of an artesian well it is against the policy of 
this administration to permit its streets to be 
used for this purpose without proper com- 
pensation, and thereby deprive the city of 
certain revenue which would otherwise go to 
the Water Department. 

Respectfully 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid Blake moved to reconsider the vote 
>by which the order referred to in the 
veto messages of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

-Aid Blake moved that the order be 
-passed, the vetoe of His Honor, the Mayor, 
to the contrary notwithstanding, 

The motion was lost. 



The following veto message ; 

Mayor's Office, j. 

■December 1st, 1902. \ 

'To the Honorable, the City Council : 
■Gentlemen-I return herewith, without 



ray approval, an ordinance passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last meeting granting 
permission to Vincent De Salvo to construct 
and maintain two stairways, etc., for the 
eason that said ordinance provides that a 
copy of the plans and specifications shall at 
all times be kept on file in the office of the 
Commissioner ef Buildings. I would sug- 
gest a reconsideration of the vote by which 
the ordinance was passed and its repassage 
witn the following amendment: 

Amend said ordinance by striking out the 
words "Commissioner of Buildings" at the 
end of the first paragraph of Section One of 
said ordinance and substituting in their 
stead the words "Commissioner of Public 
Works." 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Hunter moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved that the ordinance be 
amended in accordance with the veto mes- 
sage of His Honor, the Mayor. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved the passage of the 
ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yea* — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon' 
Foreman, Doubek Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Moer- 
tel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, May- 
pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patter- 
son, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bital, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 64. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by Vie City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 
Section 1. That permission and authority 



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be and the same are hereby given and granted 
to Vincent de Salvo, his successors or assigns, 
to construct and maintain two stairways on 
the sidewalk space leading to the basement 
on the DeKoven street side and one stairway 
on the Halsted street side of his building at 
the northeast corner of DeKoven and Halsted 
streets ; said stairways to be constructed and 
located in accordance with plans and specifi- 
cations hereto attached and which are made 
a part hereof and to which express reference 
is hereby had, and a copy of which said plans 
and specifications shall at all times be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

The location, construction, and maintenance 
of said stairways shall be under the direction 
and supervision of the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Fire Marshal of the City of 
Chicago, and the construction and location of 
the same shall be in accordance with plans 
and specifications which shall first be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Buildings 
and the Fire Marshal of the City of Chicago; 
and no permit shall be issued allowing any 
work to be done in and about the construction 
of said stairways herein authorized until said 
plans and specifications have first been sub- 
mitted to and approved by said Commissioner 
of Buildings and said Fire Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
hereby granted shall cease and determine 
twenty (20) years from the date of the 
passage of this ordinance, or at any time 
prior thereto in the discretion of the Mayor 
or the City Council. During the life of this 
ordinance said Vincent de Salvo, his suc- 
cessors or assigns, shall at all times keep 
sad stairways and the portions of the side- 
walk immediately surrounding the same in 
good condition and repair and safe for pub- 
lic travel, to the .satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 3. In consideration of the privi- 
leges herein granted, and as compensation 



therefor, said Vincent de Salvo, his suc- 
eessors assigns, shall pay to the City of 
Chicago so long as the privileges herein au- 
thorized are being enjoyed, and until such 
time as said stairways or either of them are 
ordered removed by the City Council or th« 
Mayor of the City of Chicago, the sum of 
twenty ($20.00) dollars per annum, payable 
semi-annually in advance; the first payment 
to be made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance and each succeeding payment 
semi annually thereafter. 

Section 4. If at any time hereafter the 
City Council or the Mayor of the City of 
Chicago shall desire to revoke the permission 
and authority herein granted and order said 
stairways or either of them herein author- 
ized to be removed, the grantee herein, his 
successors or assigns, upon receipt of a notice 
from the City Council or the Mayor so to re- 
move said stairways or either ©f them, shall 
proceed forthwith to remove such stairways 
as may be ordered and directed and restore 
said sidewalks to their proper condition, so 
that the portion of the sidewalks where said 
stairways had been located shall be put in the 
same condition as the other parts of said side- 
walks in the same block ; and the work of 
such removal shall b 3 done at the expense of 
said grantee and without expense or cost of 
any kind to the City of Chicago; provided, 
that in the event of a failure, neglect or re- 
fusal on the part of said grantee, his succes- 
sors or assigns, to remove said stairways or 
either of them and restore said sidewalks 
as above provided, when directed so to do, 
the City of Chicago may proceed to remove 
the same and restore said sidewalks and 
charge the expense thereof to said grantee, 
his successors or assigns. 

Section 5. No work shall be done under 
authority of this ordinance until a permit 
shall first have been issued by the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings authorizing such work to 
proceed, and no permit shall issue until the 
first semi-annual payment herein provided 



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for has been made at the office of the City 
Comptroller of the City of Chicago and a 
bond executed by said grantee herein, in the 
penal sum of ten thousand (.$10,000.00) dol- 
lars, with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned to indemnify, save and 
keep harmless the City of Chicago from any 
and all damage, cost, expense or liability of 
any kind whatsoever which may be suffered 
by it, said City of Chicago, or which it may 
be put to or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered trom said city from, 
by reason of or on account of the permission 
and authority herein granted or the exercise 
by the grantee herein, his succossors or as- 
signs, of the permission and authority herein 
given, and conditioned further for the faith- 
ful performance and observance of all and 
singular the conditions and provisions of this 
ordinance. Said bond and the liability of the 
sureties thereon shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance; and if at any 
time during the life of this ordinance said 
bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall thereupon 



tion therewith, and no provision is made for 
any fees which shall cover the city's outlay. 
I therefore recommend a reconsideration of 
the vote by which the ordinance was passed 
and its repassage with the accompanying 
amendment which provides for the issuance 
of a licence to each applicant at an annual 
fee of ten (#10) dollars. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 



Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and the filing of the written accept- 
ance, thereof together with the bond here- 
inabove provided for. 

ALSO, 

The following veto messages: 

Mayor's Office, t 

December 1st, 1902. I 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an ordinance passed at the 
last regular meeting of your Honorable Body, 
for the regulation of public nurseries, for 
the reason that the ordinance requires a con- 
siderable expenditure on the part of the city 
through the Health Department for the in- 
spection of applications, the issuance of 
permits the general supervision of these 
establishments and clerical work in connec- 



Department of Health. \ 
December 1st, 1902. ) 

Hon. Carter H Harrison, Mayor : 

Dear Sir— As you directed this afternoon, 
I asked the Corporation Counsel to prepare 
an amending section to the ordinance regula- 
ting Public Nurseries and providing for a 
license fee of ten dollars per annum for each 
institution so licensed. 

The failure to provide for such fee was no 
doubt an over-sight on the part of the Council 
but is a defect that should be remedied in 
order to make the measure of any practical 
value. The fee asked does not make the 
ordinance a revenue maker, but as we esti- 
mate should furnish funds enough to practi- 
cally pay the cost of such inspection, regula- 
tion and control as are intended by the ordi- 
nance. . ,, 
Very respectfully, 

E. R. Pritchard, 
Secretary. 

Amend an ordinance paseed November 24, 
1902, (pages 1489-1490, Council Proceed- 
ings) for the regulation of public nurseries 
by"addinfc at the end of Section 4 thereof the 
following' 

No person, firm or corporation shall be en- 
titled to conduct such public nursery with- 
out having first obtained in addition to the 
permit provided for in this section, a license 
from the City Clerk so to do for each place 
where such public nursery is conducted by 
such applicant, For each and every such li- 
cense there shall be paid in advance to the 
City Collector the sum of ten ($10) dollars 
per anuum. 

Aid. Foreman moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the veto 



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message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the ordinance be 
amended in accordance with the veto mes- 
sage of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved the passage of the 
•ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, 
Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Moynihan, Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, 
Novak, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, 
Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, Ehemann, 
Schmidt, Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, 
Bihl,. Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed- 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. For the purpose of this ordi- 
nance a public nursery is defined as a place 
where infants are received and retained for 
hire or reward, while under the age of three 
(3) years, for nursing and maintaining apart 
from their parents for a longer period than 
twenty-four (24) hours. 

Section 2. It shall not be lawful for any 
person, firm, association or corporation other 
than the regulariy constituted authorities of 
the United States, State of Illinois, County 
of Cook or City of Chicago or a duly incor- 
porated association for the care of children 
which has been accredited pursuant to an act 
to regulate the treatment and control of de-. 
pendent, neglected and delinquent children, 
to retain or receive for hire or reward more 
than three (3) infants under the age of three 
<3) years for the purpose of nursing or main- 



taining such infants apart from their parents 
for a longer period than twenty-four (24) 
hours without first obtaining a permit there- 
for, as hereinafter provided. 

Section 3. Any person, firm, association 
or corporation other than the regularly con- 
stituted authorities of the United States, 
State of Illinois, County of Cook or City of 
Chicag®, or a duly incorporated association 
for the care of children which has been ac- 
credited pursuant to an act to regulate the 
treatment and control of dependent, neglected 
and delinquent children, desiring to establish, 
conduct or maintain a public nursery within 
the limits of the City of Chicago, must first 
make a written application to the Commis- 
sioner of Health of said city, which applica- 
tion shall state the location or proposed loca- 
tion of such public nursery, the purpose for 
which it is to be opened, conducted or main- 
tained, the accommodations or the proposed 
accommodations for the infants to be therein 
nursed or cared for, the nature or kind of 
treatment given or proposed to be given 
therein, and the name or address of the super- 
intendent or person in charge thereof. 

Section 4, It shal be the duty of the said 
Commissioner of Health, upon presentation 
of such application, to make or cause to be 
made a strict inquiry and inspection of the 
facts set out in such application, and if he 
shall find from such inquiry and inspection 
that the location of such public nursery is 
suitable and will afford proper accommoda- 
tions for the care of the infants to be received 
therein, and that the superintendent or per- 
son in charge thereof is a person of good 
moral character and has sufficient knowledge, 
experience and ability properly to conduct 
such public nursery, the Commissioner of 
Health shall issue a permit to the applicant 
to conduct a public nursery at such place 
under rules and regulations to be prescribed 
by the Department of Health. 

No person, firm or corporation shall be en- 
titled to conduct such public nursery without 
having first obtained in additon to the permit 



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provided for in this section, a license from 
the City Clerk so to do for each place where 
such public nursery is conducted by such 
applicant. For each and every such license 
there shall be paid in advance to the City Col- 
lector the sum of ten ($10) dollars per annum. 

Section 5. It shall be the duty of the 
person, firm, association or corporation con- 
ducting a public nursery within the limits of 
the City of Chicago to enter in a register 
to be kept by him or them, the name, sex and 
age of every infant received therein, the 
date of reception and the names and addresses 
of the person or persons from whom received, 
and so far as can be ascertained the names, 
addresses, nationality, religion and occupa- 
tion of the parents of such infants and the 
reason for their being brought to such public 
nursery, and immediately upon the removal 
of each infant, the time of removal, and the 
names and addresses of the persons by whom 
removed. Such register shall be produced 
by the person keeping the same when and 
where required to do so by the Health Com- 
missioner of the City of Chicago or the 
Juvenile Court of Cook county. 

Section 6. Monthly reports shall be made 
by the superintendent or person in charge of 
such public nursery to the Commissioner of 
Health of the City of Chicago, giving the 
name, age and sex of each child which is or 
has been in such institution during such 
month. 

Section 7. The Commissioner of Health, 
or his representatives, shall have the right to 
and it shall be his duty to enter any place 
where a public nursery is conducted for the 
purpose of inspecting the same at such times 
and under such rules aud regulations as shall 
be prescribed by the Department of Health. 

Section 8. The Commissioner of Health 
may revoke said permit at any time if upon 
inspection he shall find the same to be con- 
ducted, managed or maintained in violation 
of the terms of the application for the permit 



under which the same was opened, conducted, 
managed or maintained, or in violation of 
any of the health or sanitary ordinances, 
rules er regulations of said City of Chicago. 

Section 9. Any person, firm, association 
or corporation who shall violate any of the 
provisions of this ordinance, or any rule or 
regulation ot the Department of Health 
made pursuant thereto, shall upon conviction 
be punished by a fine not exceeding two 
hundred dollars ($200.00). 

Section 10. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passasre and publica- 
tion. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, 

December 1st, 1902. y 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting, permitting 
S. E. Gross to lay a cement sidewalk on tho 
south side of 92d place, between Langley 
and St. Lawrence avenues. I would suggest 
a reconsideration of the vote by which this 
order was passed and its repassage with the 
following amendment: 

Amend said order by adding at the end 
thereof: "Provided that the ordinary street 
obstruction bond be given for the protection 
of the eity, and provided further that the 
work shall be done subject to the supervision 
of the Commissioner of Public Works." 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Hunter moved to reeonsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hunter moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto messago 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Hunter moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
permit S. E. Gross to lay a five-foot cement 
sidewalk on the south side of 92d place, 
between Langley and St. Lawrence avenues; 
provided that the ordinary street obstruction 
bond be given for the protection of the city; 
and, provided further, that the work shall 
be done subject to the supervision of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 



ALSO 



The following veto message : 

Mayor's Office, ) 
December 1st, 1902. f 

To the Honorable the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return, without my ap- 
proval, an order passed by your Honorable 
Body at its last meeting directing the Cor- 
poration Counsel to begin proceedings 
against various City Sealers, etc., for the 
reason that I am advised by the Corporation 
Counsel that the order should not state the 
exact sums to be recovered from each of- 
ficial, but should permit the Corporation 
Counsel to begin the su os without any limi- 
tation upon him as to the amount of the 
claims to be collected. 

I would suggest a reconsideration of the 
vote by which the order was passed and its 
repassage with the following amendment : 

Amend said order as follows: Strikeout 
in line seven of said order the words and 
figures ''for the sum of 19,331.12;" strike 
out in lines eight and nine the words and 
figures "for the sum of $4,812.97;" strike 
out in line ten the words and figures "for 
the sum of 1699.31;" strike out in lines 
eleven and twelve the words and figures "for 
the sum of $7,085.11;" strike out in line 
thirteen the words and figures "for the sum 
of $8,897.39." 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Blake moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the 



veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, 
was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Blake moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto message- 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Blake moved the passage of the or- 
der as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Ceughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon* 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner,. Fick, Foucek, Novak, Moer- 
tel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, May- 
pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patter- 
son, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to begin proceed- 
ings at once, for the collection of such 
amounts as may be due the city from the sev- 
eral persons who have held the office of City 
Sealer, to wit, against Thomas N. Jamieson 
and his sureties against Robert E. Burke 
and h's'sureties against H. Dorsey Patton and 
his sureties against Fred Eldred and his 
sureties against James Quinn and his sureties 
upon whose liability and upon such 
bonds, as were executed under Section 2006 
of the Revised Code in favor of the city and 
conditioned upon the faithful performance of 
the duties of the office, as the Statute of Lim- 
itations has not deprived the city of its right 
of action. 

The Corporation Counsel submitted th« 
following communication : 

Office of the Counsel \ 

to the Corporation. V 

Chicago, December 1, 1902. ) 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the Citi 
of Chicago : 
Gentlemen— In reply to the resolution of 



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your Honorable Body requesting the Cor- 
poration Counsel to inform you what power 
the City Council has to regulate the hauling 
<Df dead horses through the streets, I have the 
honor to advise you that it may require this 
traffic to be done in the night time only, and 
at such hours as it may direct. It may also 
specify the streets which shall be used. It 
may control the manner in which the traffic 
may be carried on, by any reasonable regula- 
tions which it shall prescribe. 

Very respectfully, 

Charles M. Walker, 

Corporation Counsel. 

Which was placed on file. 

The City Electrician submitted the follow- 
ing communication and order. 

Department of Electricity, \ 
Chicago, November 24th, lw02. \ 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City Council, 
City Hall : 

Gentlemen — I recommend the passage of 
the enclosed order. Will you kindly refer 
the same to the Finance Committee, and 
oblige? 

Yours truly, 

Edward B. Ellicott, 

City Electrician. 



Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
lie is hereby authorized to pay the sum of 
-■$250.00 to A. C. Terry, 86 Jackson street, for 
the use of lot at ti359 Wentworth avenue, de- 
scribed as the north 32 feet of the south 67 
feet of Lot 5, Block 2 of Skinner and Judd's 
■Subdivision in Section 21, Township 3S 
JSTorth, Range 14, East of the Third Princi- 
pal Meridian, from January 1st. L90L, to May 
16th, 1902, at which time said lot became the 
property of the City of Chicago; theamount 
herein charged being for the use of said lot 
by the said City of Chicago during the period 
aforesaid, and covering all the taxes tnereon 
during said period; upon the same being 
properly vouchered and approved by the City 
Eiectrieiau as being the proper amout due 
said A. C. Terry for the use of said lot for 
the period aforesaid, by the Department of 
Electricity. 

Which were referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



The Board of Education submitted requests 
as follows : 

For a school site adjoining the Franklin 
School. 

For a school site adjoining the Fallon 
School. 

For dismissal of condemnation proceedings 
for the south % of Lot 39, Block IS, Taylor's 
Resub. First Add. to Chicago, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Clerk presented the claim of E. B. 
Mosher for refund of money paid for paving 
Normal avenue ; also the claim of Priscilla B. 
Bradford for personal injuries, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Clerk presented a notice from Citizen 
Robert L. Reid for the removal of a certain 
passageway over and across Holden place, 
maintained by Marshall Field & Co., which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following communication: 

Board of Local Improvements. ) 
Chicago, December 1st, 1902. \ 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor, and Mem- 
bers of the City Council: 

Gentlemen — We herewith transmit certifi- 
cates of the completion of the work in 
accordance with the statute in the following 
cases: 

Docket 2664S. Warrant 30919. Sidewalk 
on 74th street, from Noble court to Jackson 
Park avenue. 

Docket 262J0. Warrant 3Jt525. Paving 
Greenwood avenue, from 43d street to 51 st 
street. 

Docket 2)534. Warrant 30976. Sidewalk 
on South Peoria street, from West Van 
Buren street to Gurley street. 

Docket 27011. Warrant 31217. Sidewalk 
on Bond avenue, from 79th street to 81st 
street. 

Docket 26779. Warrant 31070. Sidewalk 
on West 51st street, from State street to 
Stewart avenue. 

Docket 26747. Warrant 31017. Sidewalk 



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on Gladys avenue, from South 40th avenue 
to South 45th avenue. 

Docket 27018. Warrant 31214. Sidewalk 
Avenue U H," from 98th street to 100th 
street. 

Docket 26682. Warrant 30989. Sidewalk 
on West 57th street, from South Halsted 
street to South Centre avenue. 

Docket 16650. Warrant 30988. Sidewalk 
on Eddy street, from West Ravenswood Park 
to North Robey street. 

Docket 26680. Warrant 30942. Sidewalk 
on West 57th street, from South Ashland 
avenue to South Robey street. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Board of Local Improvements, 
By John A. May, 

Secretary. 

Which was placed on file. 

AXSO, 

A list of assessment rolls filed in the 
County Court December 1, 1902, which was 

Placed on file. 



SPECIAL ASSESSMENT IMPROVEMENT ORDI- 
NANCES, REPEALING AN0 GRADE ORDI- 
NANCES, SUBMITTED BY THE BOARD OF 
LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS AND ARRANGED IN 
ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR WARD LOCA- 
TIONS, BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted matters, as follows: 



SEVENTH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in Jefferson 
avenue, from 62d street to 63d street. 

By unanimous eonsent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Keuna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart,Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick;Foucek, Novak, Moer- 
tel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, May- 



pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patter- 
son, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Har^, Carey, 
Melnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Becker, Bihl, 
Reetor, Ruxton, Race, Hunter — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing "an ordinance for water service 
pipes in Jefferson avenue, from 62d street 
to 63d street, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for water "service pipes in 
Jefferson avenue, from 62d street to 63d 
street," passed May 19th, 1902, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the assess- 
ment made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, confirmed July 8th, 1902, Warrant 
31202, be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant 31202 upon 
presentation of the original receipts for the 
same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall* be in 
force from and after its passage. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance rand estimate 
for curbing, filling and paving with slag 
macadam 91st street, from Exchange ave- 
nue to South Chicago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Jones, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows ■ 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing. Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart,Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 



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Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek'Novak, Moer- 
tel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, May- 
pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz,, 
Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patter- 
son, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 64. 

Nays— None. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi. 
nance for a 14-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Blackhawk ..treet, from Elston ave- 
nue to Noble street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Leininger, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litznger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Maynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Moer- 
tel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, May- 
pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patter- 
son, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 64. 

Ways— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a fourteen-foot 
plank sidewalk on both sides of Blackhawk 
street, from Elston avenue to Noble street, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Cowicil of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 



"An ordinance for a fourteen-foot plank side- 
walk on both sides of Blackhawk street, 
from Elston avenue to Noble street," passed 
June 13th, 189S, be and the same is hereby 
repealed, and that the assessment made under 
the provisions of said ordinance, confirmed 
February 16th, lb99, Warrant No. 30S42, be 
and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant !No. 30S42, 
upon presentation of the original receipts 
for the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its- passage. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for curbing, grading and macadamizing 
Wayne avenue, from Devon avenue to Gran- 
ville avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dunn, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas— Cousrhlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Moer- 
tel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, May- 
pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Cor.lon, Patter- 
son, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester. Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenach, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 64. 

Nays — None. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a 6 foot cement sidewalk on both 
sides of Greenleaf avenue, from North Clark 
street to Southport avenue. 

Which was on motion of Aid. Williston de- 
ferred. 



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MISCELLANEOUS. 

A report and ordinance establishing the 
grade of sundry streets. 

By unanimeus consent, on motion of Aid. 
Foreman, the ordinance wa< put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman Doubek,Stuckart,Lits*inger, Sloan, 
Young, Mayor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, JMoer- 
tel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, May- 
pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patter- 
sen, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 64. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the erdinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Establishing the grade of sundry streets in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Jie it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the grade of the follow- 
ing streets, between the points hereinafter 
named, be and the same is hereby established 
as follows, to-wit: 

On Loomis street, 63 feet north of 25th 
street, 11.3ft. above city datum. 

On Loomis street, 290 feet north of 25th 
street, 18.9 ft. above city datum. 

On Loomis street, 405.5 feet north of 25th 
street, 20.0 ft. above city datura. 

On Loomis street, 442.5 feet north of 25th 
street, 20.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Loomis street, 568 feet north of 25th 
street, 18.9 ft. above city datum. 

On Loomis street, 884 feet north of 25th 
street, 8.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Wayne avenue, at intersection of Gran- 
ville avenue, 9.6 ft. above city datum. 



On Wabash avenue, at intersection of 13th 
street, 13.66 ft. above city datum. 

On Michigan avenue, at intersection of 14th 
street, 14.0 ft. above city datum. 

On Wabash avenue, at intersection of 14th 
street, 18.7 ft. above city datum. 

On State street, at intersection of 14th 
street, 13.2 ft. above city datum. 

On State street, at intersection of 13th 
street, 13.2 ft. above city datum. 

On-South Halsted street, at intersection of 
West 12th street, 14.0 ft. above city datum. 

On South Halsted street, at intersection of 
O'Brien street, 13.8 ft. above city datum. 

On South Halsted street, at intersection of 
Maxwell street, 13.7 ft. above city datum. 

On West 16th street, 225 feet east of South 
Halsted street, 12.5 ft. above city datum. 

On South Union street, at south curb line 
of West 16th street, 12.8 ft. above city datum. 

On South Union street, at north curb line 
©f West 16th street, 11.8 ft. above city datum. 

On South Union street, at intersection of 
West 15th place, 10.5 ft. above city datum. 

On South Union street, at intersection of 
West 14th street, 13.3 ft. above city datum. 

On South Union street, at intersection of 
Maxwell street. 13.5 ft. above city datum. 

On South Union street, at intersection of 
O'Brien street, 13.6 ft. above city datum. 

On South Union street, at intersection of 

West 12th street, 13.8 ft. above city datum. 

On South Jefferson street, at intersection 
of West 12th street, 13.4 ft. above city datum. 

On South Jefferson street, at intersection 
of West 12th plac , 13.3 ft. above city datum. 

On South Jefferson street, at intersection 
of O'Brien street, 13.3 ft. above city datum. 

On South Jefferson street, at intersection 
of West 13th street, 13.2 ft. above city datum. 

On South Jefferson street, at intersection 
of Maxwell street, 13.0 ft. above city datum. 



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On South Jefferson street, at intersection 
of West 14th street, 12.9 ft, above city datum. 
On South Loomis street, at intersection of 
Puller street, 12.5 ft. above city datum. 

On South Loomis street, at 116 feet north- 
westerly from Archer avenue, 12.3 ft. above 
city datum. 

On South Loomis street, 220 feet south- 
easterly from Hillock avenue, 12.3 ft. above 
city datum. 

On South Jefferson street, at intersection 
of West 14th place, 12.7 ft. above city datum. 
On South Canal street, at iouth curb line 
of West 15th street, 17.5 ft. above city datum. 
On Sonth Canal street, at north curb line 
of West 15th street, 17.0 ft. above city 
datum. 

On South Canal street, at intersection of 
West 14th place (foot of slope ©faCanal 
street viaduct.) 12.3 ft. above city datum. 

On South Canal staeet, at intersection of 
Maxwell street, 12.6 ft. above city datum. 

On b'outh Canal street, at intersection of 
West 13th street, 12.8 ft. above citv datum. 

On South Canal street, at intersection of 
West 12th place, 12.9 ft. above city datum. 

On South Union street, at intersection of 
22nd street, 8.7 ft. above city datum. 

On South Union street, at first alley north 
of 22nd street, 10.8 ft. above city datum. 

On South Union street, at intersection of 
West 21st place, 11.0 ft. above city datum. 

On South Union street, at intersection 
of West 21st street, 11.5 ft. above city 
datum. 

On Ruble Street, at intersection of West 
21st street, 10.25 ft. above city datum. 

On Sonth Union street, at intersection of 
Canalport avenue, 12.2 ft, above city datum. 

On Canalport avenue, at intersection of 
Ruble street, 12.0 ft. above city datum. 

On South Union street, at intersection of 
West 19th street. 12.5 ft. above city datum. 



On South Union street, at intersection of 
West 18th street, 12.6 ft, above city datum- 

On Ruble street, at intersection of West 
18th street, 12.5 ft. ab©ve city datum. 

On South Union street, at intersection of 
West 17th place, 12.7 ft, above city datum. 

On Ruble street, at intersection of West 
16th street, 12.2 ft. above city da um. 

On South Halsted street, at intersection of 
West 17th place, 12.7 ft. above city datum. 

On South Halsted street, at intersection of 
West 18th street, 12.6 ft above city datum. 

On South Halsted street, at interse«tion of 
West 19th street, 12.5 ft. abo\e city datum. 

On South Halsted street, at intersection of 
West 19th place, 12.6 ft. above city datnm. 

On South Halsted street, at intersection of 
West 20th street, 12.5 ft. above city datum. 

On South Halsted street, at intersection of 
Canalport avenue, 12.5 ft. above city datum. 
On South Halsted street, at intersection of 
West 21st street, 12.2 ft. above city ddtum. 

On South Halsted street, at intersection of 
West21st place, 11.8 ft. above city datum. 

On South Halsted street, at intersection of 
West 22nd street, 12.0 ft. above city datum. 
On Union place, at intersection of West 
22nd street, 8.6 ft. above city datum. 

On 22d street, at west end of Twenty-sec- 
ond Street Bridge, 18.8. ft. above city datum. 
On 22d street, at east end of Twenty-sec- 
ond Street Bridge, 18.8 ft. above city datum. 
On String street, at intersection of West 
21st street, 9.5 ft. above city datum. 

On String street, at intersection of Canal- 
port avenue, 11.5 ft. above city datum- 

On Ruble street, at intersection of Canal- 
port avenue, 12.0 ft, above city datum. 

On String street, at intersection of West 
18th street, 12.4 ft above city datum. 

On String street at intersection of West 
16th street, 12.5 ft, above city datum. 

On Ruble street, at intersection of West 
16th street, 12.6 ft above city datum. 



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Un Jefferson street, at intersection of West 
20th place, 11.6 ft. above city datum. 

On Jefferson street, at intersection of West 
20th street, 11.7 ft. above city datum. 

On Blair street, at intersection of West 
20th street, 11.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Jefferson street, at south curb line of 
Canalport avenue, 12.2 ft. above city datum. 

On Jefferson street, at north curb line of 
Canalport avenue, 11.5 ft. above city datum. 

On Jefferson street, at intersection of West 
18th street, 12.3 ft. above city datum. 

On Burlington street, at intersection of 
West 18th street, 12.2 ft. above city datum. 

On Blair street, at intersection of Canal- 
port avenue, 12.0 ft. above city datum. 

The above heights as fixed shall be meas- 
ured from the plane of low water in Lake 
Michigan of A. D. 1847, as established by the 
Trustees of the Illinois and Michigan Canal 
and adopted by the late Board of Drainage 
Commissioners and by the late Board of Pub- 
lic Works of the City of Chieago, and now 
represented by the ordinance ©f July 11th, 
A. D. 1898, relating to the corrected eleva- 
tion ©f the Old Lind Block bench mark, 
which determines the base or datum for city 
levels. 

Section 2. That all ordinances or parts of 
ordinances conflicting with this ordinance be 
and the same are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This »rdinance shall b« in 
foree from and after its passage. 



MATTERS PRESENTED BY THE ALDERMEN, 
BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST WARD 
AND TERMINATING WITH THE THIRTY- 
FIFTH WARD. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Eieetrieian be and 



he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
A. W. Cowen Bros, to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at northeast corner of 
Jackson boulevard and Market street, 15x20 
feet, to go flat against the building. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the 
satisfaction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Hall Brauer to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 229-231 State street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revoca- 
ble by the Mayor at any time at his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
C. Weisman to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 54 State street, 6>£ feet by 2% 
for Lunch. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revoc- 
able by the Mayor at any time at his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Siegel Cooper & Co., to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at State street, between 
Van Buren and Congress streets, 18x6 for 30 
days. Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Mrs. A. Hollenshead to erect an electric sign 
in frontof premisas at 116 East Monroe street, 
23^ feet by 8 inches. Said sign to be 
constructed and erected in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the Electrical 
Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 



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Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
be is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Edward Hillman to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 112, 114, 116 State 
street. Said sign to be constructed and erected 
In accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the sat- 
isfaction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works do and is hereby directed to issue 
permit to The Kuntz-Remmler Company for 
an opening in sidewalk, 4x4. That the said 
Kuntz-Remmler Company shall file a bond 
with the City of Chicago protecting said 
City of Chicago from any accident which 
may occur. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to E. Hoffman to hang muslin 
sign, V shape, in front of the premises 185 
and 187 East Madison street for 30 days. 
Said permit to be subject to revocation at any 
time at the option of the Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Coughlir presented an order for im- 
provement on Indiana avenue, from 12th street 
to 16th street, and on 14th street, from Indiana 
avenue to the alley between Indiana and 
Michigan avenues, viz., that the same be 
paved with nine (9) inches of Novaculite 
quartzite and bonded with Novaculite quartz- 
ite natural bond, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Kenna presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
George Metzka to erect an electric sign in 
fron of premises at No. 118 Monroe street. 
Said sign to be eonstructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, Tr at the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
H. C. Schermerhorn, to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 110 Monroe street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 



Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
T W. Clayton, to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 38 Madison street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
R. M. Hamburger to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at No. 119 Madison street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
F. A. Smith to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 176 Madison street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Julius Perlberg to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 49 East Van Buren 
street. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrician' 
The permission hereby granted to be revocable 
by the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
F. H. Case & Co., to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 102 East Van Buren 
Street. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 
Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 



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he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
M. Zenstowich to erect an electric siarn in 
front of premises at 340 State Street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
M. Murpby to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 340 State street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Math Skinner to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 420 State street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Bosnak and Yelitch to erect an electric 
sign in front of premises at 440 State street. 
Said sign to be eonstructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Eleetrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to George Norman, No. 372 
State street, to erect a barber pole at the edge 
of side walk in front of said premises. Said 
permit to be subject to revocation at any 
time at the option of the Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Ailing presented the claim of J. M. 
Daggett for refund and rebate on account of 



taxes due under Warrant No. 25420, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Dixon presented the following order: 

Ordered,Th&t the City Electrician be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a permit to Sam Mc- 
Sam McCoy to erect an electric sign in front of 
premises at 2600 Wentworth avenue, 3 ft.x 9 in. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Foreman presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Fardoes & Watkins to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 3514 State street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Stuckart presented the claim of Chas. 
Straling for rebate of special assessment, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Sloan presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be 
and he is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Geo. H. Rahlfs to erect an electric sign 



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in front of premises at 3659 South Halsted 
street. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with rules and regu- 
lations of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby grantea to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 
Which was on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Litzinger presented an order for a 
plank or cement sidewalk on 38th street, 
from Archer avenue to Kedzie avenue, and to 
hurry the construction of the said sidewalk 
as much as possible, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid Litzinger presented an order to release 
all extra water charges of $1.50 made on extra 
basement rooms, and moved its passage. 

Aid. Mavor moved its reference to the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

Aid. Litzinger moved to suspend the rules 
te pass the order. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

yeos—Bou'bek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Snow, Foucek, Moertel, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Leininger, Smulski, Dever, Con- 
Ion, Schmidt, Hart, Bradley, Butterworth, 
O'Connell— 19. 

Fays- Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Foreman, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Jones, Brenner, 
Novak, Zimmer, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, 
Brennan, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, Min- 
wegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, Ehe- 
mann, Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Mclner- 
ney Eidmann, Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 39. 

Thereupon the order was referred to the 
Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Litzinger presented an ordinance 
making it unlawful for railroad trains or 
engines to stop on street railway crossings, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Mavor presented the claim of prop- 



erty, No. 6425 Greenwood avenue, for de 
crease of water tax; also the claim of Mattie 
E. Dickson for damage to wearing appaiel, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Jones presented an order for a side- 
walk on both sides of Colfax avenue, from 
84th street to 85th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Jones. presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is kareby directed to 
have a water (fire) hydrant put in at the cor- 
ner of 79th and Yates avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is herebv directed to 
issue to Peter Hant a permit to move a two 
(2) story frame building from 8851 Mackinaw 
avenue to 8951 Buffalo avenue. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Moynihan presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
compel the Illinois Central Railway Company 
to maintain flagmen at the 82d and S3d street 
crossings of the South Chicago Branch. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay a water pipe on Indianapolis avenue, from 
103d street south to cover houses, if upon in- 
vestigation the same will pay the necessary 
revenne. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
compel the Rock Island and Belt Railway to 
erect gates and maintain flagmen on 104th 
street and 106th street crossing of their 
tracks. 

Which were on motion, duly passed. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Brenner presented an ordinance in 



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favor of the Harold R. Stone Lumber Com- 
pany for a switch track aeross Sangamon 
street, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 



Aid. 
der- 



TENTH WARD. 



Novak presented the following ©r- 



Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
David Klotter, 580 Blue Island avenue, to 
erect an electric sign over the front door of 
said premises, and to be erected in accord- 
ance with the rules and regulations of the 
Electrieal Department. Said permit to be 
subject to revocation at any time at the op- 
tion of the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Novak presented the claim of Dennis 
Connelly for backpay as bridge carpenter; 
also the elaim of Vaclav Nemecek for dam- 
ages to property on account of track eleva- 
tion, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Moertel presented an order for paving 
(asphalt) Elburn avenue, from Laflin street 
to Ashland beulevard, which was 

Which was referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Zimmer presented an ordinance va- 
cating an alley in Walker's Douglas Park 
Addition, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Patterson presented the following 
resolution; 

Whereas, Police officers and firemen of 
the City of Chicago, in the performance of 
their duty, have been injured and incapaci- 
tated, causing them to leave their work, and 
while so absent from duty on account of such 
injury have suffered, in some casas, the loss 
of their salary and have been compelled to- 
pay for medical care in and about, their re- 
covery; and 

Whereas, The police officers and firemen 
of the City of Chicago receive salaries which, 
are not more than just sufficient to enable 
them to support themselves and families in a 
respectable manner, and when so injured and 
incapacitated cannot afford to suffer the loss 
of -their salary and be required to pay for 
medical care; now, therefor, be it 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Coun- 
cil that the salaries of police officers and fire- 
men injured in the performance of their duty,, 
and incapacitated from duty thereby, be paid? 
during such period by the City of Chicago, 
and that the City of Chicago, also pay the 
necessary and actual expenses of such police 
officer and fireman for medical care and at- 
tention; and in case of death from injuries 
received in the performance of their duty, 
that the City of Chicago pay the reasonable 
funeral and burial expenses : and be it further 

Resolved, That the Finance Committee of 
this Council incorporate in the next Annual 
Appropriation ordinance a sufficient appro- 
priation for such purposes, and that the, 
Finance Committee, the City Comptroller, 
the City Treasurer, the Superintendent of 
Police and the Fire Marshal make the neces- 
sary rules and regulations to provide for the 
payment of said salaries and expenses. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid Minwegen presented an invitation to 
attend Anti-Cigarette League meeting at 
Willard Hall, Saturday, Dee. 6, 1902, at 2.30 
P. M., which was 

Accepted and placed on file. 



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Aid. Minwegen presented an ordinance in 
favor of Michael Espert to lay an iron pipe in 
Michigan street, which was 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, N. D. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Dougherty presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue 
a permit to Peck & Hills to erect a galvanized 
iron structure, as per plans attached, with 
frame interior, at the corner of Bliss and 
Hickory streets. Said building to be 12 feet 
in height. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Sullivan presented an order for pav- 
ing (asphalt) Blackhawk street, from Sedg- 
wick street to Halsted street, which was 

.Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Schmidt presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Otto 
G Libert to erect an electric sign in front of 
-remises at 954 North Halsted street; two 
feet ten inches; said sign to be constructed 
and erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department 
and to the satisfaction of the City Elec 
trician. The permission hereby granted to 
be revocable by the Mayor at any time at his 
discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



he is hereby directed to Issue a permit to 
John Shelling to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 1406 Wrightwoed 
avenue. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department 
and to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be re- 
vokable by the Mayor at any time at his 
discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Dunn presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Peter P. Hauber to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at northeast corner Clark 
and Belmont. Said sign to be constructed 
and erected in accordance with the rules 
and regulations of the Electrical Depart- 
ment and to the satisfaction of the City 
Electrician. The permission hereby granted 
to be revocable by the Mayor at any time at 
his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Blake presrnted the claim of the State 
Bank of Chicago for refund of water tax, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. W illiston presented the following or- 
<der : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Keeney presented a petition and an 
order for paving (asphalt) North 4Lst court, 
from Armitage avenue to West North ave- 
nue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Butler presented the following or- 
ders: 

For a 6-foot cement sidewalk on both sides 
of North 41st eourt, from Irving Park boule- 
vard to Grace street. 

For a 6-foot cement sidewalk on both sides 



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of North 42d avenue, from George street to 
Addison avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Butler presented a petition and an 
order for sewers in Kedzie avenue, Hum- 
boldt street, North Troj street, Francisco av- 
enue, North Albany avenue, Mozart street, 
Sacramento avenue and North California 
avenue, from Montrose avenue to Irving 
Park avenue; also, a petition and an order 
for water pipes in Kedzie avenue, North 
Troy street, North Albany avenue, Sacra- 
mento avenue, Humboldt street, Francisco 
avenue, and North California avenue, from 
Montrose boulevard to Irving Park boule- 
vard; in Mozart street, from Berteau ave- 
nue to Montrose boulevard and Irving Park 
boulevard, from Kedzie avenue to North 
Albany avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Butler presented a petition for water 
pipes in Irving Park boulevard, from Sac- 
ramento avenue to Mozart street, and in Mo- 
zart street, from Irving Park boulevard to 
Berteau avenue; also a petition for a sys- 
tem of water supply pipes in the following 
streets, viz., in Mozart street and North Cal- 
ifornia avenue, from Belle Plaine avenue to 
Irving Park boulevard, and in Francisco av- 
enue, Humboldt street and Sacramento av- 
enue, from Belle Plaine avenue to Irving 
Park boulevard, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

A d. Carey presented a petition for sewer 
and water mains in Wood street, from 54th 
street to 55th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Bradley presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 



he # is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John Caloger to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 4253 Seuth Halsted street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. O'Connell presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Clifford Bros, to erect 50 display lights in 
front of premises at 6237 South Halsted 
street. Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the 
satisfaction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Eidmann presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be and they are hereby directed 
to advertise and let by contract to the lowest 
responsible bidder the writing of the special 
assessment roll on the so-called Stony Island 
Avenue system of sewers (now called the 
Jackson Avenue system of sewers). Pro- 
vision for -the payment of said work to be 
made in the next (1903) appropriation 
budget. Work to be done under the super- 
vision and to the satisfaction of the Board of 
Local Improvements. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart,Litzinger, Sloan,' 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan| 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Moer- 
tel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, May- 



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pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kun^, 
Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patter- 
son, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 
Mclnerncy, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 64. 

Ways— None. 

Aid. Eidmann presented a petition and 
order for water supply pipes in West 101st 
street, from Prospect avenue to Wood street, 
which were 



Referred to 
ments. 



the Board ©f Local Improve- 



Ald. Eidmann presented the claim of prem- 
ises No. 80 and 82 Adams street for decrease 
of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid Decker presented an ordinance to 
vacate alley in Fallis & Gano's Addition to 
Pullman, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 



Aid. Bihl presented an order for condemn- 
ing for street purposes, a strip of land 
across the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railroad, and the Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railroad, where St. Lawrence ave- 
nue would cross if opened, which was 

Referred to the Board of Loeal Improve- 
ments. 



one-story frame addition, 16x21, to his one- 
story cottage of that height, neither the 
improvement nor the present cottage to be 
more than one story . 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Fred Rippel, 1718 Flournoy street, 
to erect a frame barn 24x18x16 feet high. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Race presented the following resolu- 
tion : 

Whereas, On September 22d, 1902, page 
1087, Council Proceedings, the Commissioner 
of Public Works, City Architect and the 
Mayor were instructed by this body to have 
placed in the corridor on the ground floor of 
the City Hall such bulletin or directory as 
shall convey to the public the location of the 
various offices of the public officials, etc. ; 
and, 

Whereas, The above mentioned public 
officials have disregarded the instructions of 
this body, therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the City Architect are requested 
to report to this body by the next meeting 
the cause of such disregard of the orders of 
this Council. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Race presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Finance Committee in- 
clude in the appropriation for 1903 a sum suffi- 
cient to pay certain warrants or bonds held 
by H W. Austin and issued by the Town or 
Cicero, and assumed by the city by annexa- 
tion, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Hunter presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to C. Sullivan, 2458 West Adams 
street, in the Thirty-fifth Ward, to erect, a 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES TO THE 
COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred au order to appropriate money for 
expenses of Committee on State Legislation, 
submitted a report recommending that the 



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amount of $500.00 asked for be set aside from 
the Mayor's Contingent Fund. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 1st, 1902. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred order to appropriate money for ex- 
penses of Committee on State Legislation, 
iiaying had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that the 
amount of $500.00 asked for be set aside from 
Mayor's Contingent Fund. 

Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of J. J. Brooks for refund of Special 
Assessment, under Repeal Warrant No. 22213, 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 1st, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee en Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of J. J. Brooks for refund of 
Special Assessment, under Repeal Warrant 
Ho. 22213, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to J. J. Brooks the sum of six and sixty-one 
hundredths ($6.60) dollars; same to be in full 
of claim for refund due under Warrant 22213, 
which was repealed and no work done, 
assessed on Lots 45 and 46, Block 4, Beck's 
Subd., Section 21, 38, 14, a.nd charge same to 
the Finance Committee Fund, Appropriations 
1902, Official Record, March 18th, 1902, page 
2387. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of premises 1423-9 Michigan ave- 
nue, for decrease of water taxes, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, December 1st, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of premises, 1423-9 Michigan 
avenue, for decrease of # water taxes, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease the water taxes assessed 
against the property known as 1423-9 Michi- 
gan avenue, in the amount of two hundred 
eighty-one and fifty one-hundredths ($281.50) 
dollars, being for the period May, 1902, t& 
May 1st, 1903. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the request of the City Comptroller for trans- 
fer of $500.00 from Salary Account 7 A to 
Salary Account 7 B, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid* Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 1st, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred request of City Comptroller for 
transfer of $500.00 from Salary Account 7 A 
to Salary Account 7 B, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 



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recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he" is hereby authorized to transfer from 
Comptroller's Salary Account 7 A to Comp- 
troller's Salary Account 7 B the sum of five 
hundred (1500.00) dollars, in accordance with 
his request of November 18th attaehed hereto. 

Wm. Mayor, 



Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the request for emergency appropriation for 
small-pox, submitted a report reeommending 
the passage of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 1st, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred request for emergency appropriation 
for small-pox, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Making an emergency appropriation for the 

prevention of the spread of small. pox. 

Whereas, An emergency has arisen, such 
as has been provided for in Section 2253 of 
the Revised Code; and 

Whereas, It has become necessary to ex- 
pend more money than was appropriated for 
in the Appropriation Bill heretofore passed 
and an emergency appropriation heretofore 
passed, for the prevention of the spread of 
small-pox; therefore 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there is hereby appro- 
priated as an emergency appropriation the 
sum of fifteen thousand ($15,000) dollars to be 
expended for the prevention of the spread of 
small pox as follows: 
A. Commissioner's office $ 1,016 59 



B. Contagious Diseases $10,784 49 

D. Isolation Hospital 1,583 41 

O. Other 1,615 51 



$15,000 00 
Section 2 This ordinance shall be in full 
force and effect from and after its passage. 
Wm. Mayor, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance amending Section 14 of 
ordinance of December 29, 1897, relating to 
inspection of steam boilers, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying substitute ordinance. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 1st, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred ordinance amending Section 14 of 
ordinance of December 29, 1897, relating to 
inspection of steam boilers, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following 
substitute ordinance. 

Wm. Mavor 

Chairman. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section' 14 of an ordi- 
nance passed by the City Council on the 
twenty-ninth day of December, A. D. 1897, 
published on pages 1208 to 1211, inclusive, of 
the Council Proceedings of 1897-1898, be and 
the same is hereby amended so that said Sec- 
tion 14 shall hereafter read as follows: 

"Section 14. The said Inspector of 
Steam Boilers, immediately after the in- 
spection of any boiler or boilers by him, 
shall prepare a warrant for collection of 
the fees or charges for such inspections 



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on blanks approved by the. City Comp- 
troller and deliver the same to the City 
Comptroller for collection. 

The said Inspector of Steam Boilers 
shall receive as and for his salary and in 
full compensation for the performance 
and discharge of all the duties ©f the said 
office of Inspector of Steam Boilers the 
sum of three hundred dollars ($300.00) per 
month. 

Any failure, refusal, or neglect on the 
part of the said Inspector of Steam 
Boilers to, immediately after the inspec- 
tion of any boiler or boilers by him, 
prepare and deliver to the City Comp- 
troller a warrant for collection of the fees 
or charges for the making of said inspec- 
tions shall be construed as a resignation 
on the part of the said Inspector of Steam 
Boilers of his office, and the Mayor may 
thereupon declare such offiee vacant and 
appoint a successor thereto." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force on and after the first 
day of January, A. D. 1903. 



JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was 
referred an ordinance vacating north and 
south alley between Van Buren street, Pa- 
cific avenue, Harrison and Sherman streets, 
submitted a report recommending that the 
same be passed and the communication of 
the Mayor be republished. 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 

Chicago, November 25th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred ordinance vacating north and 
south alley between Van Buren street, Pa- 
cific avenue and Harrison and Sherman 
streets, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 



that the ordinance do pass and the communi- 
cation of the Mayor be republished. 

Charlks Werno, 
Chairman. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the Ciy. 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the fourteen (14) foot 
alley adjoining Lots one (1), six (6), seven 
(7), twelve (12), thirteen (13), eighteen (18) , 
nineteen (19), and twenty-four (24) of 
Peter Temple's Subdivision of Block ninety- 
nine (99), and adjoining Lots three (3), 
four (4), nin§ (9), ten (10), fifteen (15), six- 
teen (16), twenty-one (21), and twenty -two 
(22) of Subdivision of Block one hundred 
and fourteen (114), and adjoining Lots one 
(1), six (6), seven (7), twelve (12), thirteen 
(13), eighteen (18), nineteen (19), and 
twenty-four (24) of T. G. Wright's Subdi- 
vision of Block one hundred and thirteen 
(113), and adjoining Lots seventeen (17), 
eighteen (18), nineteen (19), twenty (20), 
twenty-one (21), twenty-two (22), twenty- 
three (23), and twenty- four (24) of George 
W. Merrill's Subdivision of Block one 
hundred (100), all in School Section Ad- 
dition to Chicago, Section sixteen (16), 
Township thirty-nine (3^), North, Rang* 
fourteen (14), be and the same is hereby va- 
cated. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take ef- 
fect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 



Ma.tor'8 Office, ) 
May 19th, 1902. \ 

To the Honorable the City Council: 

Gentlemen— At its regular meeting of 
February 11th, 1901, your Honorable Body 
passed an ordinance directing the Lake Shore 
and Michigan Southern Railway and Chi- 
cago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway to 
elevate the plane of their roadbed and tracks, 
beginning at a point 400 feet south of the 
north line of 12th street to the north end of 
their tracks — namely, Van Buren street. 
This elevation included the depot property.of 



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both ra lways. Some few weeks ago I 
learned that the maps of the City Map De- 
partment designate an alley running north 
and south from the center of the block 
bounded by Van Buren street, Pacific avenue, 
Harrison street and Sherman street. The 
attention of the railway companies was im- 
mediately called to this fact and the question 
•of the existence of an alley at this point was 
\taken up with the City Law Department. 

An investigation of the history of this 
-alleged alley discloses the following facts: 

The anti-fire records of the Chicago Title 
and Trust Company show that the city com- 
menced condemnation proceedings in 1852 
for the opening of the alley in question. Tne 
memorandum reads as follows: 

kl April 12th, 1852, Clerk directed to give 
'notice of the intention to appropriate land 
necessary for 14- foot alley north and south of 
the line dividing Blocks 99 and 100 from 113 
and 114 School Section from Van Buren to 
-Harrison street." 

^'May 3d, 1852, Commissioners appointed 
to assess damages by reason of alley through 
99 and 100 School Section." 

<l August 16, 1852, assessment roll, alley on 
line dividing 99 and 100 from 113 and U4 
confirmed. Warrants ordered issued. Order 
of April 12, 1852, and May 3, 1852." 

These records, I am told, fail to show any 
further action in this condemnation proceed- 
ing, and this order is the latest record found 
in connection with the alleged alley. 

In the year 1852 Norman B. Judd pur- 
chased the property in this block for the 
Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana 
Railroad Company. Thereupon and there- 
after the railroad company and its successos 
occupied the entire block with tracks and re- 
pair shops. The tracks in the beginning ex- 
tended north of Van Buren street. Since 1852 
this railroad company and its successors have 
occupied, exercised control over and paid 
special assessments on the entire block, in- 
■cluding the alleged alley frontage, and to this 
occupancy the City of Chicago has entered 
no protest. 

The representatives of the Lake Shore and 
Michigan Southern Railway Company and 
the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway 
•Company claim, and with some reason, that 
this alley was never anything more than a 
paper alley and that even had an alley been 



actually opened at the time of the condemna- 
tion proceedings above mentioned by virtue 
of subsequent acts, the City of Chicago would 
have forfeited its rights thereto. These acts 
are: 1. Permitting the erection and main- 
tenance of repair shops and tracks upon it. 
2 Permitting the erection and maintenance 
of the tracks and passenger station erected 
upon it in 1867, and afterwards destroyed by 
the fire of 1871. 3. Permitting the erection 
and maintenance of the passenger station and 
tracks erected upon this property in 1872. 
4. Levying taxes and spreading special 
assessments upon the property occupied by 
the alleged alley and collecting the 
same. 

In addition to the above, February 11th, 
1901, your Honorable Body passed an ordi- 
nance, now in full force and effect, requiring 
the railroad companies to elevate their tracks 
from a point near the north line of Twelfth 
street to a point about ten feet north of the 
north line of Harrison street, thence continu- 
ing in a northerly direction to the north end 
of their tracks. In complying with the pro- 
visions of this ordinance the railway com- 
panies have torn down the last mentioned 
passenger station and have been busy ever 
since in elevating their tracks and recon- 
structing their passenger station, work on 
which is now in progress. 

Such investigation as has been made de- 
velops no evidence that the city completed 
the condemnation proceedings above men- 
tioned; nor has the city at any time at- 
tempted to exercise an easement under these 
condemnation proceedings, but has permit- 
ted the railway companies to occupy this 
property with expensive improvements for 
nearly half a century. Furthermore, the 
performance of the work required by the 
track elevation ordinance of February 11th, 
190:, utterly precludes the use of the strip of 
land in question as either a public alley or 
thoroughfare. The claims for the existence 
of this alley are of such a nature that I 
have not thought it proper in any way to in- 
terfere with the work of track elevation in 
progress at this point. Moreover, the alley 
in question is and would be of no value to 
the City of Chicago, while the space occu- 
pied by it is of the utmost importance to the 
great railway companies making this point 
their terminal station. The city maps, how- 
ever, showing the existence of an alley in 
this block make it advisable, according to my 



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best judgment, that such proceeding should 
be taken by your Honorable Body as will put 
all doubt at rest and confirm the railway com- 
panies in question in the possession and use 
of this property. 

For these reasons I would respectfully re- 
quest that the accompanying vacation ordi- 
nance be referred to your Committee on Ju- 
diciary with instructions that it receive 
early investigation and report. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance regulating construction, venti- 
lation and sanitary requirements of all ten- 
ement and apartment buildings to be here- 
after constructed, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an accompanying 
substitute ordinance and that the report of 
the sub committee be published. 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, Nov 25th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred ordinance regulating con- 
struction, ventilation and sanitary require- 
ments of all tenement and apartment build- 
ings to be hereafter constructed, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the ac- 
companying substitute ordinance and that 
the report of the sub committee be pub- 
lished. 

Charles Werno, 

Chairman. 

AN ORDINANCE 

To improve the construction, sanitation, con- 
venience and safety of tenement houses. 
(Amending the Building Ordinance of tne 
City of Chicago, passed March 28, 1898) . 



Be it ordained by the City Council oj the City 
of Chicago as follows: 

Section 1. As used in this ordinance: 

(1) "Tenement House" is any house or 
building or portion thereof which is (a) in- 
tended or designed to be occupied or (b) 
leased for occupation, or (c) actually occu- 
pied as a home or residence of two or more 
families living in separate apartments, and 
includes all apartment houses, flat buildings, 
residential hotels, etc. 

"New Tenement House" includes (a) every 
tenement house hereafter erected for which 
ground has not been broken (under a build- 
ing permit heretofore issued) prior to the day 
of the taking effect of this ordinance, and 
includes every such new tenement house as 
shall be increased or diminished in size or as 
shall be otherwise altered after its erection , 
and (b) every building now or hereafter in 
existence not now used as a tenement house, 
but hereafter converted or altered to such 
use; 

(2) "Apartment" is a room or suite of two 
or more rooms occupied or leased for occupa- 
tion or intended or designed to be occupied 
as a family domicile ; 

(3) "Yard" is an open, unoccupied space 
on the same lot with a tenement house, sepa- 
rating every pat t of every building on the lot 
from the rear line of the lot: 

(4) "Court" is an open, unoccupied space, 
other than a yard, on the same lot with a 
tenement house; a court entirely surrounded 
by a tenement house is an "inner court" ; a 
court bounded on one side and both ends by 
a tenement house and on the remaining side 
by a lot line, is a "lot line court"; a 
court extending to a street, alley or yard is 
an "outer court." 

(5) "Shaft" includes exterior and interior 
shafts whether for air, light, elevator, dumb 
waiter or any other purpose; a "vent shaft" is 
one used solely to ventilate or light a water 
closet compartment or bath room, and pantry ; 



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(6) "Public Hall" is a hall, corridor or 
passageway not within an apartment; 

(7) "Stair Hall" includes the stairs, stair 
landings, and those portions of the public 
halls through which it is necessary to pass 
in getting from the entrance floor to the top 
story ; 

(8) "Basement" is a story partly, but not 
more than one-half— "Cellar" is a story more 
tban one-half— below the level of the street 
grade nearest the building; where the grade 
of a street adjacent to a tenement house 
varies, the mean or average grade of such 
street opposite the lot containing the tenement 
house shall be regarded as the grade of such 
street within the meaning of this ordinance 

(9) " Story" is that portion of a buildiDg 
between the top of any floor beams and the 
top of the floor beams next above; 

(10) "Shall" is always mandatory and 
not directory and the mandate "shall" (posi- 
tively or negatively, as the case may require) 
apply to and govern any alterations in any 
tenement house, or in any courts or yards 
connected therewith, and shall equally ap- 
ply to and govern the conditions resulting 
from any such alterations, as well as the 
original conditions of such house, courts and 
yards, so long as the building remains a tene- 
ment house. 

(11) A good quality of brick laid in lime 
mortar of strength and character equal to the 
requirements of the Building Ordinances of 
the City of Chicago for brick walls, shall be 
taken as the standard of strength and stabil- 
ity for "solid masonry," but any other 
materials of equal strength and stability to 
the above standard may be substituted for 
brick. 

Sec. 2. Every new tenement house more 
than five (5) stories and basement high shall be 
of fire-proof construction (according to the de- 
finition of "Are-proof construction" contained 
in the Building Code of the City of Chi- 
cago) ; every new tenement house more than 
three (3) stories and basement high, but not 



more than five (5) stories and basement high r 
shall be of slow-burning construction (ac- 
cording to the definition of "slow-burning 
construction" contained in the Building Code 
of the City of Chicago) with the cellar and 
basement construction, including the floor 
construction of the first story above the 
cellar or basement, fire-proof. 

Sec. 3. Every non-fire-proof tenement 
house more than three (3) stories and base- 
ment high shall be provided with a fire escape 
or fire escapes, such as are required by the 
Statutes of Illinois and the ordinances of the 
City of Chicago. In every case each separate 
apartment shall have direct access to at least 
one (1 ) such fire escape unless such apartment 
have access (without passing through any 
other apartment) to at least two (2) flights of 
stairs leading to the ground, one of which 
is outside of the building; but where each 
separate apartment shall not have access to 
two (2) such flights of stairs, then there shall 
be a metal stairway between the balconies 
of every such fire escape, securely fastened 
to the walls of the building, not less than 
two (2) feet wide with a proper hand-rail, 
instead of the usual vertical ladder. Every 
court in which there shall be a fire escape 
shall have direct and unobstructed access 
along the surface of the ground to a street, 
alley or yard, opening into the alley or street, 
without entering into or passing through or 
over any building, unless by a four (4) foot 
wide fire-proof passage on the court or 
ground level. 

Sec. 4. Every new fire escape shall be 
painted with two (2) coats of durable paint, 
one put on in the shop and the other at once 
upon the erection of such fire escape. 

Sec. 5. Every tenement house shall have 
in the roof a bulkhead or scuttle, fire-proof 
or covered with fire-proof materials, with 
stairs or ladder leading thereto; no such roof 
opening shall be less than two (2) feet by 
three (3) feet. No scuttle or bulkhead door 
shall have up»n it any lock, but may be 



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fastened on the inside by movable bolts 01 
hooks. 

Sec. 6. Every new tenement house shall 
have at least two (2) flights of stairs, which 
shall extend from the entrance floor to the 
top story. Such stairs and the public halls in 
every new tenement house shall each be at 
least three (3) feet wide in the clear, and every 
apartment shall be directly accessible from an 
entrance hall by means of at least one such 
flight of stairs. If any existing tenement house 
be so altered as to increase the number of 
apartments therein, or if such building be 
increased in height, or if the halls and stairs 
therein be damaged by fire or otherwise to 
an extent greater than one-half the value 
thereof, the entrance, stair halls, entrance 
halls and other public halls of the whole 
building shall be made to conform to the 
requirements of this ordinance as to new tene- 
ment houses. 

Sec. 7. In every tenement house all stair- 
ways shall be provided with sufficient railings 
and guards. 

Sec. 8. Every new non-fire-proof tenement 
house containing over eighty (80) rooms, 
exclusive of bath rooms, shall have one 
additional flight of stairs, (over and above 
the flights hereinbefore provided for) 
for every additional eighty (80) rooms, ex- 
clusive of bath rooms, or fraction thereof; 
• but if such building contains not more than 
one hundred and twenty (120) rooms, exclu- 
sive of bath rooms, at the owner's optien, in 
lieu of an additional stairway, the stairs and 
public halls throughout the entire building 
shall be at least one-half wider than is pro- 
vided in Sections 6 and 13 of this ordinance. 
Sec. 9. Every new fire-proof tenement 
house containing over one hundredand twenty 
(120) rooms, exclusive of bath rooms, shall 
have one additional flight of stairs (over and 
above the flights hereinbefore provided for) 
tor every additional one hundred and twenty 
(120) rooms or fraction thereof; but if such 
building contains not more than one hundred 



and eighty (180) rooms, exclusive of bath 
rooms, at the owner's option, in lieu of an 
additional stairway, the stairs and public 
halls throughout the entire building shall be 
made at least one-half wider than is provided 
in Sections 6 and 13 of this ordinanee. 

Sec. 10. Every flight of stairs required in. 
a tenement house shall have an entrance on 
the entrance floor from a street or alley, or 
from a yard or court which opens into a street 
or alley. All stairs, except rear stairs, in 
new tenement houses, shall have risers not 
more than seven and three-quarter (7%) 
inches high and treads not less than nine and 
one-half (9>£) inches deep, exclusive of nos- 
ings, except in winding stairs, where all treads 
at a point eighteen (18) inches from the 
strings on the well side shall be at least 
nine and one-half (9}£) inches wide, exclusive 
of nosings. 

Sec. 11. The stairs and stair halls in all 
new tenement houses more than three (3) 
stories and basement high shall be constructed. 
of fire-proof material throughout, except that 
the treads of stairs (not less than one and 
three-fourths (1%) inches thick) and all hand- 
rails may be of hard wood. Ail windows in 
stair halls opening on inner courts or shafts 
shall be of good quality fire-proof glass. 

Sec. 12. In every new non-fire-proof tene- 
ment house all stair halls shall be inclosed on 
all sides with walls of solid masonry. All 
glass in such stair halls shall be good quality 
fire-proof glass, except where same opens into 
a street, alley, outer court or yard.. 
There shall be no movable transoms or sash 
openings from any such stair hall to any other 
part of the building. This section shall not 
apply to tenement houses which are not more 
than three (3) stories and basement high with, 
only one apartment on each floor. 

Sec. 13. Every main entrance hall in a new 
tenement house shall be at least three (3) feet 
six (6) inches wide in the clear from the en- 
trance up to and including the stair inclosure 
and beyond this point at least three (3) feet 



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wide in the clear. In every new non-fire-proof 
tenement house, except where there is only 
one apartment on each floor, such entrance 
hall shall be inclosed with solid masonry walls 
and with ceiling- of incombustible materials, 
and shall comply with all the conditions of the 
preceding sections of this ordinance as to the 
construction of stair halls. If such entrance 
main hall is the only entrance to more than 
one flight of stairs, the several portions of 
such main entrance hall which separate the 
entrance of the building from the several 
.flights of stairs, respectively, shall be in- 
creased, respectively, at least one foot in 
width for each. such additional flight of stairs. 
Sec. 14. No wooden frame tenement house 
within the fire limits shall be enlarged either 
by adding to its height or to its superficial 
area. 



Sec. 15. All bay windows and all shafts 
and courts in new tenement houses shall have 
their walls of brick or other fire-proof con- 
struction throughout. All openings in vent 
shaft, as well as in shafts for light or ventila- 
tion, shall either have fire-proof self-closing 
doors or else shall be glazed with fire-proof 
glass. But the provisions of this section 
shall not apply to enclosures about elevators 
or dumb waiters or a well hole of stairs 
where the stairs themselves are enclosed in 
brick or stone walls or are constructed 
entirely of fire-proof materials. 

Sec. 16. No new tenement house alone or 
•with other buildings now or hereafter erected 
shall occupy above the first story more than 
eighty-five (85) per centum of the area of a cor- 
ner lot or more than ninety (90) per centum 
if a corner lot is bounded on three (3) sides 
by streets or alleys, or more than seventy (70) 
per centum of the area of any other lot; 
provided that the space occupied by fire 
escapes, constructed and erected according 
to law, and not more than four (4) feet wide, 
shall be deemed unoccupied. At the time of 
applying for permit the applicant shall sub- 
mit a plat of the lot showing the dimensions 



of the same and the position to be occupied 
by the proposed building, and the position 
of any other building or buildings that may be 
on the lot. The measurements shall in all 
cases be taken at the top of the first story 
and shall not include any portion of any 
street or alley. By -corner lot" is meant a 
lot situated at the junction of two (2) streets or 
of a street and public alley not less than 
sixteen (16) feet in width. And any portion 
of the width of such a lot distant more than 
fifty (50) feet from such junction shall not 
be regarded as part of a corner lot, but 
shall be subject to the provisions of this ordi- 
nance respecting other than corner lots. 
Where, in corner lots, the two frontages are 
of unequal length the lesser frontage shall be 
taken as the width of the lot. No existing 
tenement house shall hereafter be enlarged 
or its lot be diminished or other buildings be 
placed on its lot so that after such change a 
larger proportion of any corner lot or other 
lot upon which it is situated is covered by 
buildings than the aforesaid proportions re- 
spectively, provided, however, that in case of 
a lot triangular or irregular in shape, bounded 
on two or more sides by a street and having a 
number of lineal feet frontage exceeding one- 
twentieth (1-20) of the number of square feet 
in the area of said lot, It shall not be neces- 
sary to comply with the conditions of this 
section as to percentage of lot to be covered; 
and provided further that there shall be no 
violation of Section 20 of this ordinance in 
the erection of any tenement house. 

Sec. IT. The height of no new tenement 
house shall, by more than one-half, exceed the 
platted width of the widest street upon which 
it abuts, and no existing tenement house 
shall be increased beyond such height. Such 
height shall be the perpendicular distance 
from the street grade nearest the house to the 
highest point of the roof (not including as 
part of the roof any cornice or bulkhead less 
than eight (8) feet high or any elevator M 
closure less than sixteen (16) feet high). 
Where sueh street grade varies, the mean or 



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average grade thereof opposite such house 
shall be the datum from which such height 
shall be measured. 

Sec. 18. At the rear of every lot contain- 
ing a new tenement house (unless the rear of 
said lot abuts upon a public alley at least ten 
(10) feet wide), there shall be a yard open 
and unobstructed from the earth to the sky, 
except by fire escapes constructed and erected 
according to law, not more than four (4) 
feet wide; every part of such yard shall be 
directly accessible from every other part 
thereof. Such yard shall, on corner lots (as 
above defined), have an area of at least eight 
(8) per centum of the superficial area of the 
lot and shall on other lets have an area of at 
least ten (10) per centum of the superficial 
area of the lot. Every such yard shall be in- 
creased one (1) per centum of the superficial 
area of the lot for every story above three 
(3) stories in the height of the tenement 
house situate thereon, and in no case 
shall such yard separate any building on such 
lot by less than ten (10) feet from the rear 
line of the lot at the nearest point of approach 
of such building to such rear line. And no 
existing tenement house shall (unless the 
rear of the lot upon which it stands abuts 
upon a public alley at least ten (10) feet wide) 
hereafter be enlarged or its lot be diminished 
so that any building on such lot shall at any 
point approach nearer than ten (10) feet to 
the rear line of the lot (if a corner lot) or 
nearer than twelve (12) feet to the rear line 
of the lot (if not a corner lot). Where a tene- 
ment house, now or hereafter erected, stands 
upon a lot, no other building shall hereafter 
be placed upon that lot, unless the minimum 
distance between such buildings be at least 
ten (10) feet, if neither building exceeds the 
height of one story; or fifteen (15) feet if 
either building exceeds the height of one (1) 
story, but not the height of two (2) stories; 
and so on, five (5) additional feet to be added 
to such minimum distance of ten (10) feet for 
every story more than one in the height of the 
highest building on such lot. 



Sec. 19. Every court of every new tene- 
ment house shall be open and unobstructed 
at every point thereof from the bottom there- 
of to the sky ; save by fire escapes or stairs or 
landings constructed and erected according 
to law and projecting not more than four (4) 
feet into courts, which courts shall communi- 
cate directly, without obstruction, into a 
street, alley or yard. Where porches are 
constructed in courts the amount of area of 
unobstructed space in such court shall be ex- 
elusive of space occupied by ' stairs and 
porches. 

Sec. 20. In every new tenement house 
every habitable room, excepting water closet 
compartments and bath rooms, shall have at 
least one window opening directly upon a 
street, alley, yard or court. The total area of 
the windows opening from any such room 
(other than water closet compartments and 
bath rooms) upon a street, alley, yard ^r 
court shall be at least one-tenth of the floor 
area of that room, and the top of at least one 
window shall be not less than seven feet 
above the floor and the upper half of that 
window shall be made so as to open its full 
width. No window in any such room or hall 
(other than pantries water closet compart- 
ments and bath rooms) shall have less than 
ten square feet glass area, and in no such 
water eloset compartment or bath room shall 
the total window area be less than three (3) 
square feet glass area, or the width of any 
window less than one (1) foot; and when any 
window ventilating any water closet compart- 
ment or bath room in any new tenement 
'house opens into a vent shaft, no window 
from any room other than a water closet com- 
partment, bath room and pantry, shall open 
into such vent shaft. 

Sec. 21. The "inner courts" of all tene- 
ment houses defined in Section 1, Paragraph 
4, shall have areas and minimum widths in all 
parts not less than the widths and areas as 
follows: 

Building. Square Feet. Least width. 
2 stories 100 6 ft. 



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3 stories 120 

4 stories 160 

5 stories 250 

6 stories ±00 

7 stories .625 

8 stories 840 



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7 ft. 

8 ft. 
12 ft. 
16 ft, 
20 ft. 
24 ft. 



"Lot line courts" shall have areas and 
minimum widths in all parts not less than 
•one-half of those specified in the above table 
•of "inner courts." 



Sec. 22. The "outer courts" of all tene- 
ment houses defined in Section 1, paragraph 
4, shall have not less that the following 
widths for their minimum in all parts: 

Building. Least Width. 

2 stories 3 f l - 

Sstories 3 ft. 6 in. 

4 ft 

4 stories * 1U 

5 stories 6 f l - 

6 stories 8 f l - 

/stories 10 ft - 

8 stories I 2 f l - 

If the "outer court" has windows on each 

side of the same, the least width given in the 
above table 'for "outer courts" shall be 
doubled for the minimum widths, and where 
the depth of a court shall exceed three (3) 
rooms the court shall be made at least one 
(1) foot wider for each additional room over 
two (2) rooms from outer end of court. 

Sec. 23. Every inner court (not part of an 
outer court according to the provisions of 
sub-head 4 of Section 1 of this ordinance) 
adjacent to a new tenement house more than 
three (3) stories and basement high, shall be 
provided with one or more horizontal intakes ■ 
or ducts at the bottom. Such intakes or 
ducts shall have a sectional area of not less 
than three (3) per centum of the required 
area of said court, measured at the bottom 
thereof, and shall always communicate 
directly with the air over a street, alley 
or yard. Whenever any such intake or 
duct consists of a passageway, the same shall 
be left open, or if not open there shall always 
be provided therein open grilles or transoms I 



having an area of not less than three (3) 
per centum of the required area of said 
courts, and such open grilles or transoms 
shall never be covered over by glass or in any 
other way. There shall be at least two 
such grilles or transoms in each passageway, 
one at the street, alley or yard, and the other 
at the inner end of such passageway. ( 

Sec. 24. In every new tenement house all 
rooms except water closet compartments and 
bath rooms shall be of the following minimum 
sizes: In each apartment there shall be 
at least one room containing not less than one 
hundred and twenty (120) square feet of floor 
area and every other room shall contain at 
least seventy (70) square feet of floor area. 
Each room shall be in every part not less than 
eight (8) feet six (6) inches high from the 
finished floor to the finished ceiling; but an 
attic room need be eight (8) feet six (6) 
inches high in but one-half of its area; pro- 
vided that in a basement apartment, used for 
janitor's use only, such room or rooms shall 
not be less than eight (8) feet high in the 
clear. 

Sec. 25. No room in any now existing 
tenement house shall hereafter be con- 
structed, altered, converted or occupied for 
living purposes unless it contains a window 
having a superficial area not less than one- 
twelfth (1-12) the floor area of the room, which 
window opens upon a street or alley or upon 
a yard or court having a sectional area of not 
less than twenty-five (25) square feet; or 
unless such room adjoins another room in the 
same apartment which other room has such 
a window opening upon such a street, alley 
yard or court, and between which two adjoin- 
ing rooms there is a sash window having at 
least fifteen (15) square feet of glazed sur- 
face, the upper half of which is so made 
as to open easily. Furthermore, no 
room in any now existing tenement 
house which has no such window, as 
aforesaid, opening upon a street or 
alley or upon a yard or court having a hori- 
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feet, shall hereafter be constructed, altered, 
converted or occupied for living purposes, 
unless it contains a floor area of at least sixty 
(60) feet and also at least six hundred (600) 
cubic feet of air space ; nor unless every part 
of the finished ceiling of such room be at 
least eight (8) feet distant from every part of 
the finished floor thereof; provided that an 
attic room need be eight (8) feet high in but 
one-half of its area. 

Sec. 26. No room in any tenement house 
shall be so occupied that the allowance of air 
to each person living or sleeping in such 
room shall at any time be less than four 
hundred (400) eubic feet for each such per- 
son more than twelve (12) years old and two 
hundred (200) cubic feet for each such per- 
son of the age of twelve (12) years or under. 
Sec. 27. Every alcove shall be deemed a 
separate room for all purposes within the 
meaning of this ordinance, except such an 
alcove as, adjoining another room, has at 
least twenty (20) per centum of entire wall 
surface of alcove opening to another room. 

Sec. 28. In eyery new tenement house 
every public hall shall be lighted by at 
least one window in each story open- 
ing directly upon a street, alley, 
yard or court, or by a skylight. Such 
window shall be so placed that light may pass 
directly through it and the hall to the opposite 
end of the hall, or else there shall be at least 
one window opening directly upon a street, 
alley, yard or court in every twenty (20) feet 
in length or fraction thereof of such hall, 
except in so much of any entrance hall as lies 
between the entrance and the flight of stairs 
nearest the entrance. In any such public hall, 
recesses or returns, the length of which does 
not exceed twice the width of the hall, will 
be permitted, without an additional window, 
but otherwise each reeess or return shall be 
regarded for the purposes of this section as if 
it were a separate hall. And any part of a 
public hall which is shut off from any other 
part by a door or doors shall be deemed a 



separate public hall within the meaning of 
this section. 

Sec. 29. In e\ery new .tenement house, 
one at least of the windows provided to light 
each public hall or part thereof shall have a 
glass area of at least twelve (12) square feet. 
Sec. 30. Any additional room or hall that 
may be hereafter constructed or created in an 
existing tenement house shall comply in all 
respects with all the provisions of this 
ordinance as to size, arrangement, light and 
ventilation of rooms and halls. 

Sec. 31. Inner or outer vent shafts of all 
tenement houses, as defined in Section 1, 
Paragraph 5, of this ordinance, shall be of 
the following dimensions: 
Building. Square Feet. Least Width. 

2 stories 32>£ 3 feet inches 

3stories 37 3feet inches 

* storles 36 3 feet inches 

5stor[es - 48 5 feet inches 

6stories 72 6feet inches 

7 stories.... 96 8feet inches 

8stories 130 8 feet inches 

Sec. 32. In every new tenement house 
there shall be in the roof directly over each 
stair well a ventilating skylight, the glazed 
surface thereof to be not less than twenty- 
five (25) square feet in area, unless such- 
stairway is lighted by a window on each story 
landing. 

Sec. 33. In every tenement house there 
shall be adequate flues in walls of masonry not 
lees than forty-nine (49) square inches area in 
each chimney running through every floor, 
with an open fire-place or grate or place for 
a stove, properly connected with one of said 
chimney flues, for every apartment; every 
additional flue used shall not be of less size 
than the above. 

Sec. 34. All cellar and basement ceilings, 
unless the floor construction be fireproof, 
shall be plastered, and that part of the ceiling 
over the boiler or furnace extending two (2) 
feet beyond in each direction shall be covered 
with metal lath and shall be plastered with 



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cement, and every cellar shall be ventilated 
from both ends. 

Sec. 35. Every new tenement house shall 
have all its walls and floors below the adjacent 
ground level made damp-proof and water- 
proof. Such damp-proofing and water- 
proofing shall run through the walls and up 
the same as high as the ground level and 
shall be continued through the floor. 
Such floor shall be properly constructed so 
as to prevent water and dampness from 
entering. 



Sec. 36. In no now existing or new tene- 
ment house shall any room in the cellar be 
constructed, altered, converted or occupied 
for living purposes ; and no room in the base- 
ment of a tenement house shall be con- 
structed, altered, converted or occupied for 
living purposes, unless all of the following 
conditions of this ordinance be complied with, 
and that at least one-third {%) of the height of 
the basement shall be above grade at build- 
ing; provided that in each case it shall be at 
least four (4) feet above the street grade: 

(1) Sueh room shall be at least eight (8) 
feet six (6) inches high in all now exist- 
ing or new tenement houses in every part 
from floor to the ceiling, except as pro- 
vided for janitor's use only in Section 24 of 
this ordinance. 

(2) There shall be appurtenant to such 
room or apartment a water closet conforming 
to the building and health regulations and or- 
dinances of Chicago relating to water closets. 
Sec. 37. In every new tenement house the 
bottom of all shafts, courts and yards which 
extend to the basement for light and ventila- 
tion of living rooms in such basement, must, 
by means of areas not less than two (2) feet 
six (6) inches in their least dimension, or 
otherwise, be extended a distance of at least 
six (6) inches below the floor level of the part 
intended to be occupied. All shafts, inner 
courts and areas which extend to the ground 
shall be properly concreted, and all shafts, 
inner and lot line courts and areas shall be 



properly graded and drained and shall be so 
connected with a street sewer through an 
intermediate trap or surface basin (where 
such a sewer is adjacent to the lot) that all 
water may be drained freely into it. 

Sec. 38. In every new tenement house 
there shall be in each apartment at least one 
proper sink with running water. In every 
now existing tenement house there shall be on 
everv floor at least one proper sink with run- 
ning water, accessible to all the tenants of 
that floor, without passing through any other 
apartment, if there be not one such sink in 
each apartment. In no tenement house shall 
there be woodwork inclosing sinks located in 
the public halls; the space underneath sinks 
shall be left entirely open. 

Sec. 39. In every new tenement house 
there shall be a separate water iloset in a 
separate compartment within each apartment, 
accessible to each apartment without passing 
through any otner apartment, provided 
that where there are apartments consist- 
ing of only one (1) or two (2) rooms there 
shall be at least one water closet for every 
two (2) apartments. All water closet com- 
partments in every new tenement house must 
have a window opening upon a street, alley, 
yard, court or vent shaft, and every water 
closet compartment in every now-existing ten- 
ement house must be ventilated by such a 
window or else by a proper ventilating pipe 
running through the roof. Every water closet 
compartment in every tenement house must be 
provided with proper means of artificially 
lighting the same. If fixtures for gas or 
electricity are not provided in any such com- 
partment, then the door thereof shall have 
ground-glass or wire-glass panels or transoms. 
No drip trays shall be permitted in new 
tenement houses. All water closet fixtures 
in every tenement house shall be con- 
structed and set up conformably to the 
requirements of Sections 851, 853, 854 and 855 
of the Health Code of the City of Chicago, 
and shall be left open and uninclosed. 
All privy vaults used in connection 



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with any now existing tenement house 
shall be replaced by water closets constructed 
and set up conformably to this ordinance and 
the above enumerated sections of the Health 
Code of the City of Chicago. Such privy 
vaults shall so be removed and replaced by 
water closets whenever connection with a 
public sewer is in any way possible. At least 
one such water closet shall be provided for 
every two apartments in each now existing 
tenement house, and these water closets may 
be located in the yard if necessary. If so 
located, long hopper closets may be used, 
provided all traps, flush tanks and pipes be 
protected against frost. 

Sec. 40. In every new tenement house 
where plumbing or other pipes pass through 
floors or partitions the openings around such 
pipes shall be sealed or made air-tight with 
plaster or other incombustible materials, so 
as to prevent the passage of air or the spread 
of fire from one floor to another or from room 
to room. 

Sec. 41. The Govers of all catch basins in 
lots containing tenement houses shall be of 
stone or iron, and shall be placed in courts 
or yards flush with the surface of such courts 
or yards, so that access to such basins may 
be convenient. 

Sec. 42. The cellar walls and ceilings of 
every tenement house shall be thoroughly 
whitewashed or painted a light color at least 
once every year ; the walls of all courts, ex- 
cept those bounded on at least one side by a 
street or alley, and the walls of all shafts 
shall, unless built of light colored brick or 
stone, be thoroughly whitewashed once every 
three (3) years or painted a light color once 
every five (5) years. No tenement house not yet 
occupied shall be occupied in any part until 
the provisions ot this section shall have been 
complied with. 

Sec. 43. In every tenement house a proper 
light shall be kept burning in the public hall- 
ways near the stairs, upon the entrance floor 
and the floor above the entrance floor, every 



night during the year, from sunset to sun- 
rise, and upon all other floors of the building 
from sunset until 10 o'clock in the evening. 

Sec. 44. Every tenement house and every 
part thereof shall be kept in good repair and 
shall be clean and free from any accumula- 
tions of dirt, filth, garbage ©r other matter in 
or on the same, or in the yards, courts, 
passages, areas or alleys connected with or 
belonging to the same. Every new tenement 
house shall be equipped with a practical gar- 
bage-burning furnace. The floor and other 
surface around or beneath any water closet 
and every sink in every tenement house shall 
be maintained in good order and repair. 
Every part of every tenement house and of 
every yard, court, passage, area or alley con- 
nected with or belonging thereto shall be at 
all times kept in a cleanly condition. No- 
filth, urine or fecal matter shall be placed iit 
any part of a tenement house, yard, court r 
passage, area or alley, except in such parts 
thereof as may be specially provided for that 
purpose, and no filth, urine or fecal matter 
shall be kept in or upon any tenement house, 
yard, court, passage, area or alley so long as 
to create a nuisance. 

Sec. 45. No wall paper shall be placedO 
upon the walls or ceilings of any tenement : 
house unless all old wall paper shall first have 
been removed therefrom and said walls and., 
ceilings thoroughly cleansed. 

Sec. 46. No horse, cow, swine, pig. sheep» 
or goat shall be kept in a tenement house,, 
and no tenement house or part thereof shali 
be used for a stable or for the storage of any 
article dangerous to life ©r detrimental to* 
health, or for the storage or handling of hay., 
feed, straw, cotton, excelsior, hemp, flax,, 
shavings or rags or anything else combustible- 
(except as permitted by law). In no event 
shall anything explosive or inflammable or 
any combustible material be stored or placedl 
under any stairway in any tenement house. 

Sec. 47. No incumbrance of any kind shall 



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at any time be placed before, upon or against 
any stairway, steps or landings or fire escapes 
in or upon any tenement house. All fire 
escapes upon tenement houses shall be kept 
in good order and repair and every exposed 
part thereof shall at all times be pro- 
tected against rust by durable paint. 

Sec. 48. In every apartment of three (3) 
or more rooms in every new tenement house, 
convenient access from the outer door of the 
apartment to every living room and to every 
bed- room and to every room used as a bed- 
room and to at least one water closet compart- 
ment shall be provided, otherwise than 
through any bed-room or room used as a bed- 
room. 

Sec. 49. If any existing tenement house 
hereafter damaged by fire or other cause 
(including ordinary w«ar) so that at any time 
its value be one.half or less than one-half of 
its original value (exclusive of the value of 
the foundations) such building shall not be 
repaired or rebuilt except in conformity with 
the provisions of this ordinance applicable to 
new tenement houses. 

Sec. 50. Every new tenement house and 
all changes or alterations in any existing 
tenement house shall conform to all other re- 
quirements of law as well as to the require- 
ments of this ordinance. No new tenement 
house shall be begun, nor shall any changes 
or alterations in any existing tenement house, 
such as are referred to in this ordinance, be 
begun until a proper building permit thereof 
shall have been issued by the Building 
Department of the City of Chicago. And 
•such building permit shall be issued only 
upon an application in writing, signed by the 
.owner or his duly authorized agent (meaning 
toy -owner" the party for whom the build- 
ing is to be erected or altered), and after ap- 
proval of the plans and specifications of 
such tenement house, or such changes or 
alterations, by the Health Department of 
Ahe City of Chicago, as required by law 



Sec. 51. No new tenement house nor any 
existing tenement house, after any altera- 
tions thereof or any changes therein, such as 
arereferred to in this ordinance, shall be occu- 
pied in whole or in part as a tenement house 
or for any human habitation, nor shall any 
water be furnished to such house, until the 
issuance of a certificate by the Department 
of Health of the City of Chicago, certifying 
that the house has the number of fire escapes 
required by the ordinance; also certifying 
that the yards, courts, shafts, areas, 
stairs, stair halls, public halls, apart- 
ments, rooms, compartments and windows 
have the dimensions and locations required 
by this ordinance and comply with this ordi- 
nance in respect to the number thereof re- 
quired; also certifying that the drainage 
and plumbing (including fixtures) com- 
ply with the requirements of this ordinance. 
Every such certificate shall be kept at all. 
times in public view in the entrance to such 
tenement house and shall be prima facie (but 
not conclusive) evidence for the spaee of one 
year after the date thereof that such house 
does conform to the requirements of this or- 
dinance in the respects aforesaid. 

Sec. 52. If any tenement house shall 
fail to comply with the provisions of this or- 
dinance respecting fire-proof or slow-burning 
construction, only so many stories of such 
tenement house (being the stories nearest the 
ground) shall be occupied as are by this or- 
dinance permitted to tenement houses of the 
character of construction actually employed 
in such tenement house. 

Sec. 53. Every tenement house shall be 
inspected at least once in each year hereafter 
by the Health Department of the City of 
Chicago, and whenever said department shall 
make an order concerning a tenement house 
(and posting of notice of sueh an order in 
the entrance hall shall be equivalent to per- 
sonal service thereof upon the owner or agent 
of said house), a re-inspection shall be made 
within ten (10) days after said department 



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shall be informed that the order has been 
complied with. 

Sec. 54. It shall be the duty of the owner 
or his agent when a new tenement house is in 
course of erection to notify the Commissioner 
of Buildings of the City of Chicago when the 
building is or will be ready for lathing, and 
the Commissioner shall, within three (3) 
days of the time specified, cause an inspection 
to be made, and if the construction is found to 
be in accordance with the requirements of 
this ordinance, he shall issue, or cause td b 
issued, by the District Inspector a certificate 
to that effect; o herwise he shall cause the 
penalties named in Section 56 to be enforced. 
The Commissioner shall file for reference the 
notice received, and the District Inspector 
shall file a copy of the certificate in the office 
of the Building Department. 

Sec. 55. Any tenement house not con- 
forming in itself and in its yards, courts, 
areas and shafts to the requirements of this 
ordinance and of other laws applicable there- 
to, is hereby declared to be a public nuisance, 
and any proper and lawful proceedings may 
be taken to abate the nuisance due to such 
non-conformity to such requirements, not- 
withstanding the issuance of a building per- 
mit for the erection or alteration of such 
building, and notwithstanding the issuance of 
such a certificate of inspection as is provided 
for in Section 51 and 53 of this ordinance. 

Sec. 56. Any owner, lessee, tenant, occu- 
pant, or agent of any tenement house, or any 
architect, contractor, builder or foreman, 
violating, disobeying, neglecting or refusing 
to comply with or resisting any of the pro- 
visions of this ordinance shall, upon convic- 
tion, be fined not less than ten ($10) dollars 
nor more than two hundred ($200) dollars ; 
and any breach of any provision of this ordi- 
nance if continued after the first fine thereof 
is imposed, shall, for every week of such con- 
tinuance, be punishable by an additional fine 
of not less than ten ($10) dollars nor more 
than two hundred ($200) dollars. 



Sec. 57. Nothing in this ordinance shall 
be construed as abrogating or impairing the 
powers of the Department of Health of the 
City of Chicago or the Department of 
Buildings of the City or Chicago, of the 
courts, to enforce any provisions of the laws 
of the State of Illinois or the ordinances of 
the City of Chicago applicable to tenement 
houses and their environments. 

Sec. 58. Those sections of the Building 
Code of the City of Chicago, being the ordi- 
nance passed March 28, 1898, numbered as 
follows, 110, 112, 114, 152, 153, 154 and 
155, are hereby repealed, so far as the same 
relate to the tenement houses as defined in this 
ordinance; also the last sentence of Section 
37 of ordinance of March 28, 1898; 
is hereby repealed, so far as th' 
e same relates to tenement houses as 
defined in this ordinance. Those sections 
of the Municipal Code of the City of 
Chicago of 1897, numbered as follows: 
852, 1066, 1067, 1068, 1076 and 1078, are hereby 
repealed, so far as the same relates to tene- 
ment houses as defined in this ordinance; 
and section numbered 1070 of said code is 
hereby amended by adding at the end of 
the same the words, ' l no privy shall be allowed 
where connection with a public sewer is in 
any way possible." All other ordinances 
and parts of ordinances conflicting with this 
ordinance so far as they relate to tenement 
houses are also hereby repealed. 



November 10, 1902. 

Eon. Chas. Werno, Chairman, and Members 
of the Judiciary Committee : 

Gentlemen — Your sub-Committee, to 
which was referred the ordinanee introduced 
some time ago by Alderman Mavor relative 
to the construction of tenement houses, de- 
sires to present the following report: 

The sub-committee has had the ordinanee 
under consideration for several months, and 
during that time has held numerous meetings 
at which times various organizations and 
parties interested have appeared for the pur- 



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pose of presenting argumants relative to the 
ordinance. , 

After the sub-committee had had several 
public meetings at which appeared represen- 
tatives of the City Homes Association, The 
Builders' Association, of various organiza- 
tions interested in charity work, of labor, 
and several architects in their individual 
capacity, and at a time when the sub-commit- 
tee was about ready to make its report, the 
Architects' Association appeared and re- 
quested that the architects be given an 
©pportunity, as an association, to have a 
representative, or representatives, go over 
the ordinance with the sub-committee. 

After the Council's vacation the sub-com- 
mittee again took up this work and covered 
the entire ground, there being present repre- 
sentatives as at the former meetings, and also 
representatives of the Architects' Associa- 
tion. 

After a second consideration of the ordi- 
nance in this way, the Sub-Committee re- 
drafted the ordinance and mailed copies of 
the new ordinance to the representatives of 
the interests heard before the Sub-Committee. 
A public meeting of the Sub-Committee 
was then called, at which there appeared 
these same representatives to make further 
arguments. After presentation of these ar- 
guments, your Sub-Committee made a final 
revision of the new substitute ordinance, and 
as a result of its work presents to your com- 
mittee the attached ordinance as a substitute 
for the ordinance introduced by Alderman 
Mavor. 

Nearly all points of contention before the 
Sub-Committee were finally settled by a com- 
promise satisfactory to the contending inter- 
ests. There were a few points upon which 
these interests could not agree, and these 
points have been determined by your Sub- 
Committee to the best of its judgment. 

Your Sub-Committee would therefore pre- 
sent the accompanying substitute ordinance, 
and recommend that it be reported favorably 
to the Council. 

Linn H. Young, 
William H. Ehemann, 
William E. Dever, 

Sub-Committee. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 



an ordinance repealing an ordinance of Chi- 
cago Terminal Transfer Railroad Company of 
July 16th, 1900, and amendatory ordinance 
of September 24th, 1900, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 25th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred ordinance repealing ordinance 
of Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad Com- 
pany of July 16th, 1900, and amendatory ordi- 
nance of September 24th, 1900, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that the ordinance do 

pass. _ 

Charles Werno, 

Chairman. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing a certain ordinance passed July 
16, 1900, conferring certain rights upon the 
Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad Com- 
pany, and an ordinance passed September 
24, 1900, amendatory thereto. 
Whereas, The City Couneil passed a cer- 
tain ordinance July 16, 1900, entitled "An 
ordinance granting permission unto the Chi- 
cago Terminal Transfer Railroad Company 
to construct, maintain and operate certain 
railroad tracks," whieh said ordinance 
granted to the said company certain rights 
and privileges upon the condition, among 
others, that said railroad company should 
elevate its proposed roadbed and tracks, and 
that such elevation should be begun by Sep- 
tember 1, 1900, and completed July 1,1901; 
and, 

Whereas, The City Council passed a cer- 
tain other ordinance September 24, 1900, 
amending the aforesaid n ordinance of July 
16, 1900, wherein it extended the time within 
which the work of elevation of tracks should 
be begun from September 1, 1900, to July 1, 
1901, and the time for the completion of said 



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w©rk from July 1, 1901, to December 31, 
1901; and, 

Whereas, The company thereupon pro- 
ceeded to lay its tracks upon the surface and 
has never begun the work of elevating said 
tracks; and, 

Whereas, The failure of the said com- 
pany to begin the elevation of said tracks is 
not due to any action on the part of the City 
Council or to any action of the Courts ; and 

Whereas, The aforesaid permission would 
never have been granted but for the stipula- 
tions of the company in regard to track ele- 
vation; therefore 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That a certain ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance granting permission 
unto the Chicago Terminal Transfer Rail- 
road Company to construct, maintain and 
operate certain railroad tracks," and a cer- 
tain other ordinance passed September 24, 
1900, entitled: "Amendment to an ordinance 
granting permission to the Chicago Terminal 
Transfer Railroad Company t > construct, 
maintain and operate certain railroad tracks, 
passed July 16th, 1900, and supplemental 
therto," be and the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. The Chicago Terminal Trans- 
fer Railroad Company is hereby ordered and 
directed to remove any and all tracks laid 
under and by virtue of the permission granted 
by the aforesaid ordinances within twenty 
(20) days after the passage of this ordinance; 
and in the event of its failnre so to do, the 
Commissioner of Public Works is hereby 
ordered and directed to remove said tracks at 
the said company's expense. 

Section 3. The Corporation Counsel is 
hereby ordered and directed to take such 
steps as may be necessary to carry out the 
provisions of this ordinance. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect 
from and after its passage. 



also, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a communication, Goggin vs. City in Circuit 
Court, to submit case to Judge Tuley for 
settlement, submitted a report recommending 
that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Werno moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. 
D., to whom was recommitted an ordinance 
vacating the north and south alley in Sid- 
well's Addition to Englewood, Block 2, 16, 
38, L4, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of any accompanying substitute ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, November 28th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
S. D., to whom was recommitted an ordinance 
vacating north and south alley in Sidwell's 
Addition to Englewood, Block 2, 16, 38, 14, 
having had the same under advi-ement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of 
the accompanying substitute ordinance. 

Milton J. Foreman, 

Chairman. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 1. That, that portion of the north 
and south alley in Block two in Sidwell's Ad- 
dition to Englewood, being a Subdivision of 
the south half of the west half of Lot 39, 
School Trustees' Subdivision of Section 16, 
Township 38 North, Range 14, East of Third 
Principal Meridian; map thereof being re- 
corded in the Recorder's office of Cook 
County, May 13, 1873, in Book 4 of Plats, 
page 75, between the south line of Lot 35 as 



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extended half way across said alley rnd the 
north line of Lot 30 as extended half way 
across said alley and the south line of 
Lot 12 as extended half way across 
said alley to a line 6 4-10 feet north of 
the south line of Lot 17 as extended haif way 
across said alley, being the alley east of and 
adjoining Lots 31 to 34, inclusive, and west of 
and adjoining the north 18 6-10 feet of Lot 
17, Lots 13 to 16, inclusive in said Block 2, be 
and the same is hereby vacated and closed. 
Provided, however, that the ordinance shall 
not be effective unless the sum of five hundred 
dollars shall be paid by the owners of said 
lots above described as adjoining said alley, 
to the Comptroller of the City of Chicago, 
within 30 days from the date of the passage 
hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order, The Shirwin-Williams Company 
permit for building at Pullman, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order, The Goes Lithographing Company 
for storm shed, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the re- 
port. 
The motion prevailed. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FORMER MEET- 

INGS PENDING BEFORE THE COUNCIL 

AND DISPOSED OF AT THIS 

MEETING. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 



Finance on the proposition of the "Wright 
Crematory Company to build crematories at 
the House of Correction, deferred and pub- 
lished November 24, 1902, page 1472. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart. Litzinger, 
Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moy- 
nihan, Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Moerte), Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, 
Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger,Kunz r 
Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patterson, 
Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougher- 
ty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, Wil- 
liston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, Con- 
nery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Mclnerney, 
Bradley, Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, 
Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 64. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to set 
aside from the appropriation "for construc- 
tion and purchase of sites and plants to de- 
stroy ga bage $150,000.00," appropriation 
ordinance 1902. Official Record, March ISth, 
1902, page 2370, the amount of $14,000.00, 
same to be expended, or as much thereof as 
may be needed, under the direction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works and his 
Honor, the Mayor, for the erection of a 
crematory at the House of Correction. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance, on the proposition to settle the case of 
Pearson vs. the City, deferred and published 
November 24, 1902, page 1472. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feos— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Stuckart, Litzinger,Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Moer- 
tel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, May- 
pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz r 



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Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patter- 
son, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, (Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
accept the proposition for the settlement of 
the injunction suits entitled Hutt v. City of 
Chicago, General No. 231,926, Circuit Court; 
Pearson et al. v. City of Chicago, General 
No. 188,397, Circuit Court, and the tresspass 
suit of Hutt v. City of Chicago, General No. 
223,856, Superior Court, upon the following 
terms: 

Injunctions in both of said suits are to be 
dissolved and all three suits dismissed. The 
complainants are to pay the assassments in- 
volved in the Pearson case in full after the 
deduction therefrom, pro rata, of an item of 
$4,365.41, the amount of an unexpended bal- 
ance of costs, leaving the amount of said 
assessment, as reduced, $13,498.59. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of the Chicago Sub- 
urban Water and Light Company for 
hydranl rentals, deferred and published 
November 24, 1902, page 1474. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays a follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Jackson, Doubek, Stuckart, Litz- 
inger, Sloan, Young, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Moer- 
tel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, May- 
pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulski, Dever, <Brennan, Conlon, Patter- 
son, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt. 
Dunn, Willi ton, Blake, Kuester, Keeney^ 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 64. 
Nays— None. 



The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to the Chicago 
Suburban Water and Light Company in the 
sum of twenty-five hundred and sixty-six and 
sixty-seven one-hundredths ($2,566.67) dol- 
lars for hydrant rentals from January 3lst to 
July 1st, 1902; and the Comptroller is ordered 
to pay the same from the Water Fund. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Finance 
on a communication from the House of Cor- 
rection asking for an additional appropria- 
tion, deferred and published November 24, 
1902, page 1475. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yean — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon , 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan,. 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan,. 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Moer- 
tel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, May- 
pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patterson, 
Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougher- 
ty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Mclner- 
ney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Connell, Eid- 
mann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, Rector, Rux- 
ton, Race, Hunter— 64. 

Hays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to set 
aside from miscellaneous receipts for the 
year 1902 the sum of eighteen thousand 
($18,000.00) dollars as an additional appro- 
priation for payment of the obligations of 
the House of Correction for the balance of 
the year 1902. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Maver, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the claim of Officer Gilbert M. 
Knowles for doctor bills for injuries received 
while in discharge of duty, deferred and pub- 
lished November 24, 1902, page 1475. 



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Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

yea*— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, 
Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moy- 
nihan, Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Moertel, Zimmer. Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, 
Mavpole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patterson, 
Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, Dough- 
erty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Mclnerney 
Bradley, Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, 
Badenech, Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, 
Kace, Hunter— 64. 



Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Police 
toe and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue a voucher to Gilbert M. Knowles in 
the sum of ninety ($90.00) dollars; same to 
be in payment of doctor bills for services 
during disability caused by injuries received 
March 2, 1902, in discharge of his duty; and 
the Comptroller is ordered to pay the same 
from the appropriation for police department. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the claim of'Patrick Flavin for time 
lost owing to accident in Water Pipe Exten- 
sion Bureau, deferred and published Novem- 
ber 24, 1902, page 1475. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas -Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Beunetf, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Moer- 
tel. Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, May- 
pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patter- 
son, Finn, Palmer. Minwegen, Sullivau, 
Dougherty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 



nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 64. 

Ways— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to Patrick Flavin 
in the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars; same to 
be in full of all claims of whatever kind or 
nature arising from or growing out of an 
accident to said Patrick Flavin on June 12, 
1902, in trench on Lake Shore Drive north of 
Oak street; and the Comptroller is ordered 
to pay the same from the Water Fund. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Attorney and a sub-com- 
mittee attachad hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Dr. A. Radesinsky 
for damage to horse, etc., deferred and pub- 
lished November 24, 1902, page 1476. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart,Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Moer- 
tel. Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, May- 
pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulshi, Dever, Brennan, Conlon. Patter- 
son, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 64. 

JYays— None. 

The follow ng is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Dr. A. Radesinsky the sum of forty-nine 
($49.00) dollars; same to be in full of all 
claims of whatever kind or nature arising 
from or growing out of an accident on 
September 14. 1901, on West 18th street, be- 
tween the intersections of Allport and Centre 
avenues, wherein the horse of said Dr. A. 
Radesinsky was injured, aud charge the same 



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to the Finance Committee Fund, Appropria- 
tions 1902, Official Record March 18th, 1902, 
page 2387. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Attorney and a sub-com- 
mittee attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mayor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Finance 
on the claim of Carrie Smith for personal 
injuries, deferred and published November 
24, 1902, page 1476. 

Aid. Mayor moved to coacur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Cough lin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mayor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, 
Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patterson, 
Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougher- 
ty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Mclnerney, 
Bradley, Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, 
Badenoch, Decker," Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 64. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Carrie Smith the sum of one hundred 
($100) dollars; same to be in full of all claims 
of whatever kind or nature arising from or 
growing out of an accident to said Carrie 
Smith on August 7, 1902, on Ada street, 
between 61st and 62d streets, I y reason of the 
defective condition of sidewalk at that place, 
and charge same to the Finance Committee 
Fund, appropriation 1902, Official Record 
March 18th, 1902, page 2387. This action is 
taken upon an opinion of the City Attorney 
and the recommendation of a sub-committee 
attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the claim of Gustav Miller for re- 
fund of rental paid for bay window, deferred 
and published November 24, 1902, page 1476. 



Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Moertel, 
Zimmer, Cerveny. Scully Fowler, Maypole, 
Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, Smulski, 
Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patterson, Finn, 
Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, Williston, 
Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, Connery, 
Raymer, Hart, Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Race, 
Hunter— 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to 
pay to Gustav Miller the sum of fifteen 
($15.00) dollars; same being refund of the 
difference between rental paid and amount 
due for bay window at 144 La Salle street, 
under ordinance passed November 17th, 1902, 
and printed on page 1434 of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of that date, and charge same to the 
Finance Committee Fund, Appropriation Or- 
dinance 1902, Official Records, March 18th, 
1902, page 2387. 

The Clerk on motion of Aid. Dunn pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Schools on a request for property adjoining 
the Gladstone School, deferred and published 
November 24, 1 902, page 1477. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the report 
■end pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Moer- 
tel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, May- 
pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conion, Patter- 
son, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen,' Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Eheman, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 



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Mclnemey, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Buxton, Race, Hunter— 64. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the proper officers of the 
Board of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to acquire title, under the eminent 
domain law for the use of schools, to the fol- 
lowing described property : Lots 78, 79 in E. 
D. L. Wickes' Sub. Block 4, Section 19, 39, 
14. situated on 13th street, 50 ft. east of 
Robey street; Lots 76, 77, 80,81, 82 and 83 
in E. D. L. Wickes' Sub. of Block 4 (same 
legal description as above) . 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Schools 
on a request for a school site at Lawndale 
avenue and Polk street, deferred and pub- 
lished November 24, 1902, page 1477. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger,Sloan, 
Young, Mayor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fiek, Foucek, Novak, Moer- 
tel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, May- 
pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulski Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patter- 
son, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 
Mclnemey, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 6.4 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the proper officers of the 
Board of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to acquire title, under the eminent 
domain law for the use of schools, to the fol- 
lowing described property: 

Lots 45 to 51, inclusive, being 175.59 feet 
on North Polk street and 125 feet at the south- 
west corner Lawndale avenue to a 16- foot 
alley in the rear, and Lots 60 to 66, inclusive, 
south frontage of 175.40 feet on Harvard 
street, running back to a depth of 180.3 



feet at the northwest corner of Harvard 
street and Lawndale avenue, to a 16-foot alley. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Schools on request of Board of Education for 
additional appropriation of $20,000 for erec- 
tion of 12-room instead of 8-room school at 
Ohio street and Sawyer avenue, deferred and 
published November 24, 1902, page 147?. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart.Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Moer- 
tel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, May- 
pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patter- 
son, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 
Mclnemey, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 64. 

Nays — None. 



The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the additional sum of $20,000 
be appropriated for the erection of a 12-room 
building on the school site corner of Ohio 
street and Sawyer avenue, in place of an 8- 
room building on said site for which the sum 
of $55,000 has heretofore been appropriated, 
and that the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to set aside 
the said additional sum of $20,000 from the 
unappropriated balance of the building ac- 
count for the erection of said building. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Schools 
on request of the Board of Educatien for 
$140,000 for erection of an English High and 
Manual Training School on Lyman Trumbull 
site, deferred and published November 24, 
1902, page 1478. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 



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The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon' 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger,Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Moer- 
tel, Zimmer, Cerreny, Scully, Fowler, May- 
pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, .Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulfki, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patter- 
son, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Bhemann, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 64. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the sum o£ $140,000 be ap- 
propriated for the ereetion of a building to 
be used as an English High and Manual 
Training School on the Lyman Trumbull 
School site ; said sum to include the cost of 
alteration of the present buildings, and that 
the City Comptroller be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to set aside the sum 
of $140,000 from the unappropriated balance 
of the building account for the erection of 
said building and improvement, n 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Schools 
on a request for $12,000 for remodeling of the 
Foster School, deferred and published No- 
vember 24, 1902, page 1479. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger,Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Moertel, 
Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, Maypole, 
Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, Smulski, 
Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patterson, Finn, 
Palmer, ', Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, 
Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, Williston,' 
Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, Connery, 
Raymer, Hart, Carey, Mclnerney, Bradley, 
Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bade- 
noch, Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, Race, 
Hunter— 64. 

Hays— None. 



The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the sum of $12,000 be ap- 
propriated for the remodeling and overhaul- 
ing the Foster School, corner Union and 
O'Brien streets, and that the City Comptrol- 
ler be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to set aside the sum of $12,000 for 
said improvement, same to be eharged to 
permanent improvements. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Schools on a request for school site at 18th 
street and Avers avenue, deferred and pub- 
lished November 24, 1902, page 1479. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon,; 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Moer- 
tel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, May- 
pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patter- 
son, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl> 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 64. 
Nays,— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the proper officers of the 
Board of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to acquire title, under the eminent 
domain law for the use of schools, to the fol- 
lowing described property : 

Three-hundred feet of ground east frontage 
on Avers avenue, northwest corner of 18th 
street. 



The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Schools on a request for school site at the 
southwest corner of Throop and 60th streets, 
deferred and published November 24, 1902 
page 1479. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 



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The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing. Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, 
Sloan, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moy- 
nihan, Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, 
Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, 
Mavpole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon Patterson, 
Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, Dough- 
erty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, Dunn, 
Williston, Blake, Kuester, Keeney, Butler, 
Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, Mclnerney, 
Bradley, Butterworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, 
Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, Rector, Ruxton, 
Race, Hunter— 64. 
Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed-. 
Ordered, That the proper officers of the 
Board of Education be and they are hereby 
Authorized to acquire title, under the emi- 
nent domain law for the use of school*, to the 
following described property : Lots 1 and 2, 
in Block 1, in Herring's Subdivision of the 
southwest U of the northeast K of the south- 
west U of Section 17, Township 88 North, 
Range 14 East of the 3d Principal Meridian, 
situated on the soutbwest corner of Throop 
and 60th streets. Lots 3 and 4 (same legal 
description as above and adjoining same). 
Lots 9, 10, 11 and 12 (same legal description 
as above and adjoining same). Lots 5 and 6 
{same legal description as above) . 



The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Schools on a request to acquire property at 
the northwest corner of 50th avenue and 
Park avenue for a playground, deferred and 
pnblished November 24, 1902, page 1479. 

Aid. D uun moved to concur in. the report 
and pass the order therewith. 



The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman,Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Moer- 
tel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, Fowler, May- 
pole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leininger, Kunz, 
Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Patter- 
son, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Ehemann, Schmidt, 
Dunn, Williston. Blake, Kuester, Keeney, 
Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, Carey, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 64. 

Navs— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the proper officers of the 
Board of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to acquire title under the eminent 
domain law for the use of schools to the fol- 
lowing described property : 75 feet of Lot 31 
in C J. Hull's Sub. of west half southeast 
quarter Section 9, 39, 13, located on 50th 
avenue north of Park avenue, adjoining said 
school site on the north. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Scully moved that the Council 
do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned to meet 
on Monday, December 8, 1902, at 7:30 
o'clock P. M. 







Gt y Clerk. 



JOHN F. HIGQINS PRINT 



196-198 CLARK STREET 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

Chicago, Illinois 



Regular Meeting, December 8, 1902. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, December 12, 1902. 



Present— His Honor, the Mayor and Aid 
Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, Fore- 
man, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mayor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Lein- 
inger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn 
Palmer, Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty' 
Werno, Herrmann, Ehemann, Dunn, Wil- 
liston, Blake, Keeney, Butler, Connery 
Raymer, Hart, Melnerney, Bradley, But- 
terworth, O'Connell, Eidmann, Badenoch, 
Dicker, Blhl, Rector, Ruxton, Race and 
Hunter. 

Absent-Aid. Jackson, Friestedt, Schmidt, 
Kuester and Carey. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the minutes of 



the regular meeting held December 
1902, be approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 



i; 



COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR, COMP- 
TROLLER, CORPORATION COUNSEL, CITY 
CLERK, COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS 
AND ALL OTHER CITY OFFICERS, DEPART- 
MENTS AND BRANCHES OF THE CITY GOV- 
ERNMENT. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his re- 
port of releases from the House ©f Correc- 
tion for the week ending December 6, 1902 
which was 

Placed on file 

ALSO, 

The following communicatien : 

Mayor's Office, 

December 8th, 1902. 

To the Honorable, the Gity Council: 
Gentlemen— I transmit herewith a com- 



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munication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in reference to an order introduced in 
your Honorable Body at its last regular meet- 
lag in reference to finished rooms in the 
basement of cottages. I think it advisable to 
transmit this communication to your Com- 
mittee on Finance, to be considered in con- 
nection with the order in question. The pur- 
poses desired by that ordinance can only be 
obtained by an amendment to the water ordi- 
nance, which amendment I would advise in 
accordance with the suggestions made by the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 



ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, ) 
December 8th, 1902. S 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith a com- 
munication from The Society of the Army of 
Santiago de Cuba which I would ask be re- 
ferred to an appropriate Committee of your 
Honorable Body. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Department of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, December 8, 1902. ) 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor: 

Dear Sir-I beg to call your attention to a 
clause in the water ordinance passed May 
12 1902, appearing on page 309 of Proceed- 
ings of said date, which provides that all 
■basements containing two or more finished 
rooms, not including the laundry room 
shall be deemed and estimated an additional 
story In this connection my attention has 
been called to the fact that especially in the 
outlying districts a great number of cot- 
tages been built on stilts and enclosed, 
leaving the lower portion an unfinished base- 
ment, have a kitchen or dining room or two 
similar rooms finished with board partitions, 
capered, which are generally used in the 
summer time as a kitchen. Under the 
water ordinance it is compulsory upon the 
Water Department to class these two ad- 
ditional rooms as additional rooms to the 
kitchen This I think in the majority of 
cases is a great injustice, and under the cir- 
cumstances I would respectfully suggest that 
where a cottage with summer kitchen and 
dining room or two rooms are in basement 
and said cottage is occupied by but one fam- 
ily that the premises should be assessed as 
prescribed by the ordinance without the ex- 
tra charge of an additional story for said two 
rooms. 

Very respectfully, 

F. W. Blocki, 

Commissioner. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



Denver, Colo., November 26, 1902. 
To the Mayor and City Council of Chicago, 

III.: 

Gentlemen -I have the honor to hand 
you herewith copy of circular letter calling 
a national convention and reunion of the 
Fifth Army Corps and its reinforcements to 
be held under the auspices of the Society of 
the Army of Santiago de Cuba. If you 
desire to extend an invitation to the society 
to hold the reunion in your city, the Commit- 
tee of Arrangements may be advised by let- 
ter, or by your representative, at the Adju- 
tant General's Office, Department of the 
Lakes, Pullman Building, Chicago, Illinois, 
at seven P. M., December 16th, 1902. 
Very respectfully, 

A. C. Sharpe, 

Major XI. S. A., National Secretary and 

Treasurer. 

Whieh was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



ALSO, 



The following communication 



Mayor's Office, ) 

December 8th, 1902. J 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen-I transmit herewith a com- 
munication from the United Metal Workers' 
International Union asking for an increase in 
pay for members of their union employed as 
machinist's helpers and metal workers at the 
various city machine shops, which I would 



December 8,J 

ask to be referred to your Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ) 

December 8th, 1902. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith a com- 
munication from Superintendent of Police 
Francis O'Neill in regard to the case of 
Lieutenant Max L. Danner, which I would 
ask be referred to your Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



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ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, j 

December 8th, 1902. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen-I transmit herewith a com- 
munication from a committee representing 
the water tenders, firemen and coal passers 
employed at the various city pumping 
stations, requesting an increase in salary 
which I would request be referred to your 
Committee on Finance. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
r inance. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

.Mayor's Office, j 

December 8th, 1902. \ 
To the Honorable the City Council: 
Gentlemen-Ou the 20th of January, 1902, 



your Honorable Body passed an ordinance 
for the classification of police patrolmen and 
fixing the salaries of such patrolmen accord- 
ing to such classification, etc. On the 27th 
of January, 1902, I returned this ordinance 
to your Honorable Body without my ap- 
proval and submitted with my message a 
resolution establishing certain grades in the 
Police Department, which was referred to the 
Committee on Police. 

I would suggest that prior to the considera- 
tion of the appropriation bill your Committee 
on Police take up again the question of the 
classification of the members of the Police 
Department along the lines suggested in the 
resolution referred to, and that the matter be 
presented in a report to your Honorable 
Body at as early a date as possible. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Police. 



also, 
The following communication: 



Mayor's Office, j 

December 6th, 1902. j 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen-I transmit herewith a peti- 
tion of the oilers in the city water-pumping 
stations asking that their present salary of 
fOoamonth be raised to $75 a month and 
18^1903. ralSe bemadeeflect * e °a January 

In asking the reference of this communi- 
cation to your Committee on Finance, to be 
taken up by it at the time of the considera- 
tion of the annual appropriation bill, I wis h 
to call your attention to the fact that- one 
year ago the salary raise asked by the oilers 
was granted them and for the months of Jan- 
uary and February they were paid at the 
new rateof$75amonth ^^ e 

the Committee on Finance was considering 
the appropriation bill and it became neces- 
sary practically to reduce the salaries of all 
the members of the police and fire depart- 
ments, it did not seem fair to the members of 
he Committee nor to myself to be raisin*- 
the salaries of oilers in the same a P DroDria & 
turn bill which reduced the salaries of^ly 
deserving employes of the city. For tha^ 



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reason the raise from $65 to $75 a month was 
refused the oilers, the increased salary 
already paid for the months of January and 
Februarv was deducted from their March 
paychecks and their salaries left in statu 
i These facts should be consioered by 
your Committee on Finance at the time the 
appropriation bill is before them for action. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

also, 

The following veto messages: 

Mayor's Office, 1 

December 8th, 1902. J 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gehtlemen-I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last meeting granting per- 
mission to E. Hoffman to hang a mus in 
sign in front of the premises 185-1S7 East 
Madison street, for the reason that it is 
against the policy of the administration to 
permit the disfigurement of the down-town 
diitrict by the erection of temporary signs. 
Respectfully 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 



Mayor's Office, 
December 8th, 



1902. 



Mayor's Office, \ 

December 8th, 1902. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen-I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Bodv at its last meeting granting per- 
mission to George Norman to erect a barber 
pole at the edge of the sidewalk in front of 
premises No. 372 State street, for the reason 
that the same is an unnecessary obstruction 
and disfigurement in the down-town district. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 



To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen- I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last meeting directing: the 
Commissioner of Public Works to issue a 
permit to Peter Hant to move a two-story 
frame building from 8851 Mackinaw avenue 
to 8951 Buffalo avenue, for the reason that 
the city ordinances provide the terms and 
conditions upon which frame buildings may 
be moved within the city limits, and this or- 
der fails to state whether these terms have 
been complied with. Indeed, if these con- 
ditions have been complied with, there is then 
no necessity for any order of your Honorable 
Body granting the permission to do the mov- 
ing On the other hand, if the conditions 
have not been complied with, there is noth- 
ing in this order to show adequate reason 
why the conditions insisted upon in other 
cases should not be made to apply to the 
present ©ne. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid Stuckart moved to reconsider the votes 
by which the orders referred to in the veto 
messages of His Honor, the Mayor, were 
passed. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid Stuckart moved that the orders be 
passed, the vetoes of His Honor, the Mayor, 
to the contrary notwithstanding, 

The motion was lost. 

The Clerk presented the claim of Pearl 
Hicks for personal injuries; also the claim of 
premises No. 1036 35th street, for-decrease of 
water tax, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



ALSO, 

A resolution to rent space to the United 
Tele-raph, Telephone and Electric Company 
in the underground system of the city, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and 
Electric Light. 



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The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted the following communication: 

Department of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, December 6, 1902. j 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City 
Council: 

Gentlemen— Referring- to your resolution 
of December 1, 1902, that the Commissioner 
of Public Works has disregarded the instruc- 
tions of your Honorable Body to comply with 
order of September 22, 1902, to have placed 
in the corridor on the ground floor of the 
City Hall such bulletin or directory as shall 
convey to the public the location of the vari- 
ous offices of the public officials, etc., and 
that the Commissioner of Public Works and 
the City Architect report the cause of such 
disregard of the orders of the City Council, I 
beg to state : 

In accordance with your order of Septem- 
ber 22 orders were issued for the preparation 
of a directory, and as soon as it is finished by 
the City Electrician it will be hung. 

Very respectfully, 

F. W. Blocki, 

Commissioner. 

Which was placed on file. 

also, 

The following communication: 

Department of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, December 8, 1902. j 

To the Honorable,, the Mayor and the City 
Council: 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith for your 
information reports of Assistant Engineers in 
•charge of construction of Sections G and H, 
Intercepting Sewers, showing expenditures 
for the month ending November 30, 1902, 
ana total expenditures to same date, to- 
gether with statement of work done. 

Yours truly, 

F. W. Blocki, 

Commissioner. 



Department of Public Works. 
Bureau of Sewers, 
December 8, 



VORKS, ) 
FERS, y 
5, 1902. 



Mr. F. W. Blocki, Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Dear Sir— I transmit herewith report of 



W. A. Shaw, Assistant Engineer in charge of 
construction of Section G,intercepting sewers, 
also report of Guy Miltimore, Assistant Engi- 
neer in charge of construction of Section H, 
Intercepting Sewers, showing expenditures 
for the month ending November 30th, 1902, 
and total expenditures to same date, togethe 
with statement of work done. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Wm. S. MacHarg, 

Consulting Engineer. 



Department of Public Works. ) 

Bureau of Sewers, \ 

December 8, 1902. ) 

Mr. Wm. S. MacHarg, Consulting Engineer: 

Dear Sir— I hereby submit the following 
report of money expended and progress 
made on Section G, Intercepting Sewers, for 
the month ending December 30, 1902: 

Plant. 

Tools,' machinery and labor to 

October 31, 1902 $31,340 85 

Labor far November 50 00 

Tools, machinery, etc., for Novem- 
ber 243 11 



Total to November 30, 1902. . . .$31,633 96 

New Freight* Yards and Rearranging Railroad 
Tracks. 

Labor for November. $ i } 000 00 

Material for November 235 20 



Total to November 30, 1902. . ..$ 1,235 20 
Construction. 

Material and labor to Oetober 31, 

1903 - • • • $325,301 39 

Labor for November, 1902. 11,544 00 

Material for November, 1902 8,249 03 

Total to November 30, 1902. . .$345,094 42 

Recapitulation. 

Plant .' $ 31,633 96 

Construction 345,094 42 

Freight yards, etc lj235 2 

In :> uri es 1,038 12 

Grand total $379,001 70 

On November 30, there was completed 



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,788 feet of 



8,481 lineal feet of conduit and 
trench sheet piled. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. Shaw, 

Assistant Engineer. 



Department oe Public Works, j 

Bureau of Sewers, > 

December 8, 1902. ) 

Mr. Wm. S. MacHarg, Consulting Engineer 
Dear Sir— Herewith please find report of 

work done and money expended on Section 

H, Intercepting Sewers, up to November 30, 

1902. 

Plant. 

Tools, machinery and labor to 
October31 $ 34,' 62 83 

Tools for November 932 86 

Total $ 35,295 69 

Construction. 
Material and labor to October 

31 $ 212,291 41 

Material for November 11,531 26 

Labor for November 15,328 23 

Total $ 239,150 90 

Recapitulation. 

Plant « 35,295 69 

Construction 239,150 90 

Grand total $ 274,446 59 

On November 30, 1902, there was completed 
3,347 feet of 14#- foot sewer, 1,831 feet 13%- 
foot sewer, 3,008 feet 1^-foot sewer, 5,138 
feet 1-foot sewer, 5,587 lineal feet of trench 
sheet piled with trippie-lap Wakefield sheet- 
ing, 69 manholes. 2 2%-foot intersections, 2 
4%-foor, intersections, 1 6-foot intersection, 
30 catch basins built and connected, 2,036 feet 
new wood curb built and 3,340 feet of mac- 
adam street repaved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Guy Miltimore, 
Assistant Engineer. 
Which was placed on file. 
The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following communication: 

Board oe Local Improvements, [ 
Chicago, December 8th, 1902. \ 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor, and Mem- 
bers of the City Council : 
Gentlemen— We herewith transmit cer- 



tificates of the completion of the work in 
aceordance with the statute in the following 
cases • 

DocV et 259S3. Warrant 30242. Sidewalk 
on North Maplewood avenue, from Hum- 
boldt boulevard to C & N. W. R. R. 

Docket 26014. Warrant 30264. Sidewalk 
on Sholto street, from West Harrison street 
to 11th street. 

Docket 25679. Warrant 30347. Sidewalk 
on West 50th street, from Rockwell street to 
South Ashland avenue. 

Docket 25900. Warrant 30481. Sidewalk 
on 76th street, from Colfax avenue to Bond 
avenue. 

Docket 26667. Warrant 30945. Sidewalk 
on Greenleaf avenue, from Perry street to 
Southport avenue. 

Docket 26642. Warrant 30987. Sidewalk 
on Dearborn street, from 43rd street to 47th 
street. 

Docket 26759. Warrant 31019. Sidewalk 
on State street, from 31st street to 33rd 
street. 

Docket 24491. Warrant 30835. Sidewalk 
on South Green street, from West Madison 
street to West Harrison street. 

Docket 26754. Warrant 31020. Sidewalk 
on 74th street, from St. Lawrence avenue r,o 
Ellis avenue. 

Docket 26763. Warrant 31025. Sidewalk 
on Wabash avenue, from Garfield boulevard 
to 63rd street. 

Docket 26698. Warrant 30944. Sidewalk 
on Giddings street, from North Robey 
street to North Leavitt street. 

Docket 26835. Warrant 31128. Sidewalk 
on Lill avenue, from North Halsted street to 
Lincoln avenue. 

Docket 26663. Warrant 30943. Sidewalk 
on Farwell avenue, from North Ashland av- 
enne to Perry street. 

Docket 25797. Warrant 30127. Sidewalk 
on North 41st avenue, from West North av- 
enue to West Div ision street. 

Docket 25654. Warrant 30374. Sidewalk 
on West Indiana street, from Moaticello av- 
enue to North 40th avenue. 
Docket 25660. Warrant 30046. Sidewalk 



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on Burnside avenue, from Cottage Grove av- 
enue to St. Lawrence avenue. 

Docket 25927. Warrant 30206. Sidewalk 
on West Ravenswood Park, from Addison 
street to School street. 

Docket 25978. Warrant 30238. Sidewalk 
on Melrose street, from North Paulina street 
to East Ravenswood Park. 

Docket 25979. Warrant 30239. Sidewalk 
on Melrose street, from North Robey street 
to West Ravenswood Park. 

Docket 26006. Warrant 30257. Sidewalk 
en 72d street, from Ingleside avenue to I. C. 
R. R. 

Docket 25838. Warrant 30154. Sidewalk 
on South Campbell avenue, from West Madi- 
son street to West Lake street. 

Docket 25992. Warrant 30464. Sidewalk 
on West Polk street, from South Kedzie ave- 
nue to South California avenue. 

Docket 25907. Warrant 30195. Sidewalk 
on North Spaulding avenue, from Wabansia 
avenue to Bloomingdale avenue. 

Docket 26941. Warrant 31184. Sidewalk 
on 83d street, from Green Bay avenue to Sag- 
inaw avenue. 

Docket 26944. Warrant 31187. Sidewalk 
on Fulton street, from North Elizabeth street 
to North Sangamon street . 

Docket 26766. Warrant 31028. Sidewalk 
on Woodlawn avenue, from 71st street to 
South Chicago avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Board of Local Improvements. 

By John A. Mat, 

Secretary. 

Which was placed on file. 



ALSO, 

A list of assessment rolls filed in the County 
Court December 5, 1902, which was 

Placed on file. 



SPECIAL ASSESSMENT IMPROVEMENT ORDI- 
NANCES, REPEALING AND GRADE ORDI- 
NANCES, SUBMITTED BY THE BOARD OF 
L0GAL IMPROVEMENTS AND ARRANGED IN 
ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR WARD LOCA- 
TIONS, BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST WARD. 

The Boaret of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted matters, as follows: 



TWELFTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of West 
12th street, from Ashland boulevard to South 
Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Ald^ 
Zimmer, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon-, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan,Conlon, 
Roa h, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann,Ehemann, Dunn,Williston. Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for cement sidewalk on both sides of South 
Lawndale avenue, from West Harrison street 
to Harvard street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Scully, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin. Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger,Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moyniban, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, cully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 



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ger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, BreDiian,Conlon, 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Dunn,Williston, Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays— None. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with asphalt 
Walnut street, from North Ashland avenue 
to North Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Ald- 
Fowler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing. Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek,Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan. Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Dunn, Williaton, Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays— None. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of North 
Lincoln street, from West Kinzie street to 
West Division street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Maypole, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

reas— Cougbiin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek.Stuckart.Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan,Conlon, 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 



Herrmann,Ehemann, Dunn,Willist@n, Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays— None. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grading 
and paving with asphalt Keenon street, from 
North Wood street to North Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Kunz, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek,Stuckart,Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Dunn,Williston,Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Xays — None. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grading 
and paving with asphalt Elk Grove street, 
f rem North Wood street to West North ave- 
nue. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Leininger, re- 
committed to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 






SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt North Mor- 
gan street, from Milwaukee avenue to West 
Chicago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Smulski, the ordinance was passed and the 



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estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart,Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mayor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan,Conlon, 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Dunn,Williston, Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney. Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Mel- 
rose street, from North Ashland avenue to 
Racine avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dunn, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, , Dixon, 
Foreman Doubek, Stuckart,Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler. Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz,Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, 
Poach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Dunn,Williston, Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 
Nays— None. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in North 53d court, from Grand 
avenue to the first alley south of West Fuller- 
ton avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Keeney, the ordinance was passed and the 



estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas— Cousrhlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays —None. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with asphalt 
Ballou street, from West Fuilerton avenue to 
West Diversey avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart,Litzinger,Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenach, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a six-foot cinder sidewalk on both 
sides of West 50th street, from South Halsted 
street to Union avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Mclnerney, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 



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Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart,L itzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fiek, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann,Dunn,Williston, Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a six-foot cinder 
sidewalk on both sides of West 50th street, 
from South Halsted street to Union avenue, 
in the Citv of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
u An ordinance for a six-foot cinder sidewalk 
on both sides of West 50th street, from South 
Halsted street to Union avenue," passed Oc- 
tober 28th, 1901, be and the same is hereby 
repealed, and that the assessment made under 
the provisions of said ordinance, Docket No. 
27256 of the County Court of said county, be 
and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of South 
Carpenter street, from West 68th street t© 
West 69th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion ©f Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart,Litzinger, Sloan, 



Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel. Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz, Smulshi, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Dunn,Williston, Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays— None. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of South 
Carpenter street, from West 69th street to 
West 73d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Badenoch, the ordinance was passed and 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger,Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett. Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Dunn,Williston, Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays— None. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of South 
Elizabeth street, from West 92d street to 
West 93d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart,Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon r 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 



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Herrmann, Ehemann,Dunn,Williston, Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Melnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of Michi- 
gan avenue, from 119th street to 123d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Decker, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jenes, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan,Conlon, 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann,Ehemann, Dunn,Williston, Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Melnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for cement sidewalk on both sides of West 
Madison street, from South 40th avenue to 
South 41st avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Rector, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows • 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully. 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conion, 
Roaeh, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann,Dunn,Williston, Blake, 



Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart 
Melnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays — None. 



MATTERS PRESENTED BY THE ALDERMEN, 
BEGINNING WITH THE THIRTY-FIFTH 
WARD AND TERMINATING WITH THE 
FIRST WARD. 

THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Hunter presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
prepare and submit to this body an opinion 
concerning the authority of the city to 
license hotels, and if, in his opinion, the 
city has such authority, to submit an ordi- 
nance providing for the issuance of such 
licenses. 

Whieh was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Hunter presented a resolution to per- 
mit the Northern Electrie Railway Co. to 
suspend operations in West 47th street until 
alcertain kind of rail can belaid, which was j 

Referred to the Committee on Local Trans- 
portation, with instructions to report next 
Monday night. 

Aid. Race'presented a resolution to attend 
hearing of cases of transfer of Ward Super- 
intendants before the Civil Service Commis- 
sion and moved its adoption. 

Aid. Mavor moved to place »the resolution 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Ruxton presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue a. 
permit to Chief Musham on behalf of the Fir* 
Department of the city to erect an addition 



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to and repair hook and ladder building at the 
northwest corner of 40th avenue and Gladys 
avenue, in accordance with plans to be ap- 
proved by the Building Commissioner. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Decker presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered to issue per- 
mit to L. M. Doyle to erect six (6) telephone 
poles on the south iide of 89th place, as per 
plat attached, subject to removal by order of 
the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. O'Connell presented the following 
petition- 

The undersigned, who are residents of the 
District of Chicago, commonly known as 
Englewood, respectfully show that at the 
time the elevated road, now operated by the 
South Side Elevated Railroad Company, was 
built it was commonly and widely understood 
that the persons obtaining the original ordi- 
nance and interested in the construction of 
the road had promised that the first general 
improvement made by the company would be 
to extend the elevated road to Englewood ; 
and petitioners show that the Englewood dis- 
trict is greatly in need of an elevated road so 
that the citizens of that part of the city can 
have the benefit of transportation around the 
Union Loop. Petitioners are informed that 
the South Side Elevated Railroad is now 
seeking permission to lay down a third track 
as far south as Forty-third street, for the pur- 
pose of doing its business more conveniently, 
and they therefore petition and insist that no 
further rights be granted to the South Side 
Elevated Railroad Company unless in some 
form an understanding be had that an ele- 
vated railroad will be built from Englewood 
eastward to the main line of the South Side 
Elevated Railroad Company, and that pas- 



sengers be carried from Englewood by ele- 
vated service to any point on the Union Loop 
for one fare. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Track Elevation. 

Aid. O'Connell presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to George F. Ostrander & Co. to 
hang muslin sign acress street in front of 
No. 814 West 63rd street; permission to be 
revoked at any time by order of the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Mclnerney presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician bt and 
he is hereby directed to cause to be erected 
and maintained an electric light at the corner 
of 89th street and Armour avenue, and one al 
45th and Wright streets. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Mclnerney presented the claim of 
Mrs. Johanna Carney for rebate of water tax, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Raymer presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby ordered to furnish to this 
Council an opinion as to whether the grant- 
ing of the privilege of using the third rail 
to the South Side Rapid Transit Company 
would legalize said company to operate trains 
on the right of way now occupied by said 
company, and give them franchise rights not 
now enjoyed by said company. Said opinion 
is requested for the next meeting of the 
Council. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



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TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Butler and Keeney presented the fol- 
lowing order: 

For Water Mains. 

In West Dakin street, from North 56th 
avenue to North 58th avenue. 

In West Roseoe street, from North 42d ave- 
nue, west one-half block. 



from North 41st 



In West Roseoe street, 
court to North 42d avenue. 

For iS ewer a. . 

In North 41st court, from Milwaukee ave- 
nue to Roseoe street. 

In North 42d avenue, from Milwaukee ave- 
nue to Roseoe street. 

In Roseoe street, from North 41st court to 
North 42d avenue. 

In North 47th avenue, from Addison ave- 
nue to Grace street. 

In Milton place, from North 47th avenue 
west to first alley. 

In West Waveland avenue, from North 47th 
avenue west to first alley. 

In Warwick avenue, from North 47th ave- 
nue west to first alley. 

In Warwick avenue, from North 47th ave- 
nue east to North 46th avenue. 

In Waveland avenue, from North 46th ave- 
nue to North 47th avenue. 

For Water Service Pipes and Sewer Stubs. 

In North 40th avenue, from Milwaukee 
avenue to West Grace street. 

In North 4ist court, from West Addison 
avenue to West Grace street. 

In North 42d avenue, from Milwaukee ave- 
nue to West Grace street. 

In West Grace street, from North 40th ave- 
nue to North 42d avenue. 

In Milton place, from North 40th avenue, 
west to first alley. 

And the Commissioner of Public Works is 
hereby instructed to order the People's Gas 
Light and Coke Company to lay gas mains in 
all of the above named streets, preparatory to 
paving the same, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



Aid. Butler presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby directed to pay no more money 
to the Cleveland Light and Vapor Co. for 
gasoline lamps in the Twenty-seventh Ward 
until further orders from this Council. 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to at once prepare 
and submit to the Chairman of the Judiciary 
Committee, a draft of an ordinance license- 
ing and regulating hotels. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Butler presented the following or- 
dinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the persons, firms, com- 
panies or corporations which do now or may 
hereafter operate cars on the street railway 
tracks on Milwaukee avenue, between Armi- 
tage avenue and Lawrence avenue, shall run 
through cars over the entire line at intervals 
of not more than five (5) minutes between 
the hours of 5:30 and 7:30 in the morning 
and 5:30 and 7:30 in the evening, and at in- 
tervals of not more than ten (10) minutes 
during the rest of the day up to the hour of 
9 in the evening, and at intervals of not 
more than fifteen (15) minutes between 9 
o'clock and 12 o'clock in the evening, and at 
intervals of not more than thirty (30) min- 
utes between the hour of 12 A. M. and 1 
A. M., and shall also run cars at 1 A. M. 
and 2 A. M. 

Section 2. For each and every violation 
of the provisions of this ordinance, the of- 
fending person, firm, company or corpora- 
tion shall be subjeet to a penalty of twenty 
dollars ($20.00). 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take ef- 
fect ten (10) days after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 



December 



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11903 



Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cut- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Dunn,Williston, Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bibl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays— None. 

Aid. Keeney presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit t© the Swedish Home of Mercy 
in Bowmanville, for one and a half inch water 
pipe to connect with water main in West 
Foster avenue as per letter hereto attached. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Keeney presented an order for cement 
sidewalk on the west side of North 70th ave- 
nue, from West Fullerton avenue to a point 
300 feet north of Schubert avenue, which 
was. 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Dunn presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Otto Bartling to erect an electric sign (size 
30x30x30 inehes, weight 60 lbs.) ia front of 
premises at 1603 North Clark street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission here- 
by granted to be revocable by the Mayor at 
any time at his discretion. 

"Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Williston presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 



he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Henry Hanke to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 899 Devon avenue. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Williston presented the following or- 
dinance (petition attached) : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the name of Olga street, 
running from Waveland avenue to Grace 
street, be and the same is hereby changed to 
Waveland place. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage. 

Which was. on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teat— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger,Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz, Smulski Dever, Brennan, Conlon, 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays— None. 

Aid. Williston presented the claim of 
Joseph A. Rees for refund of special assess- 
ment, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Williston presented an order for 
boulevard gas lamps on the north side of 
Sunnyside avenue, from Clark street to C, 
M. & St. P. Ry. track, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



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TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Ehemann presented, the claim of A . 
W. Svoboda for personal injuries, which, was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Werno presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Yondorf Brothers to erect 
band stands, one in front of their place of 
business at the northeast corner of North 
avenue and Larrabee street, and one in front 
of 545 and 547 Lincoln avenue ; said permits 
to be subject to revocation at any time by the 
Mayor or Commissioner of Public Works. 

Whereas, Clay street, from Halsted street 
to Sheffield avenue, has been ordered paved 
with an asphalt pavement, and as there are 
no gas mains now in said street, the same 
being now lighted with gasoline lamps, there- 
fore, be it 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to notify the gas com- 
panies having gas mains in that vicinity, to ex- 
tend their pipes in said street from Halsted 
street to Sheffield avenue, at the earliest 
possible date. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Werno presented an ordinance amend- 
ing an ordinance creating a Board of Exam- 
iners of Plumbers, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Sullivan presented the following or- 
der : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Helen H. Newberry to place 
two iron doors four feet wide by six feet 
long in area in the sidewalk at 83 Kinzie 
srreet, subject to the revocation at any time 



on the order of His Honor, the Mayor, and 
the filing of a proper bond to be approved by 
the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Sullivan presented an ordinance 
amending Section 489 of the Revised Code in 
relation to back rates of fare ; also an ordi- 
nance amending Section 490 of the Revised 
Code in relation to cab and coupe rates of 
fare, which were 

Referred to the Committee on License. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Minwegen presented the claim of St. 
James P. E. church for rebate of water tax 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Finn presented the following ordi- 
nance. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That every owner, operator or 
lessee of any automobile operated within the 
limits of the City of Chicago shall display 
from the back and on the lamps of said auto- 
mobile the number of the license of the 
owner, operator or lessee. 

Section 2. The license number on the 
back of said automobile shall be in numerals, 
at least eight (8) inches in height each, and 
shall be clearly distinguishable. 

Section 3. The license number on the 
lamps of said automobile shall be displayed 
from the sides of the lamps nearer the side- 
walk, and shall be of such size as to be easily 
read at a distance of seventy-five (75) feet. 

Section 4. Any person or persons violat- 
ing, disobeying or refusing to ^comply with 
any of the provisions of this ordinance shall, 



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upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not 
less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than 
fifty dollars ($50.00). 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage and 
due publication. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — Ceughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moymhan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz,Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Dunn, Wiliiston, Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays— None. 

Aid. Patterson presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works, the Commissioner of Health and 
Corporation Counsel be and they are hereby 
directed to take such steps as may be neces- 
sary to compel the Elevated R. R. Co. to im- 
mediately enclose and properly heat all 
stations in the City of Chicago not now heated. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
see that all bridge tenders have the snow, 
slush and dirt removed from bridges and ap- 
proaches thereto. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Powers presented the claim of Michael 
Barron for services during disability; also 
the claim of David Preis for refund of fine, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Powers presented an order to issue 
saloon license to Patrick O'Connor to con- 



duct a saloon at 1409 Jackson boulevard, and 
moved its passage. 

Aid. Hunter moved its reference to the 
Committee on License. 

Aid. Powers moved to suspend the rules to 
consider the order. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Doubek, Stuck- 
art, Sloan, Moynihan, Fick, Novak, 
Cullerton, Zimmer, Cerveny, Maypole, 
Strauss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, Brennan, 
Conlon, Roach, Powers, Minwegen, Sullivan, 
Dougherty, Werno, Herrmann, Ehemann, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Hunter— 30. 

Nays— Ailing, Dixon, Foreman, Litzinger, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Jones, 
Brenner, Foucek, Moertel, Scully, Fowler, 
Beilfuss, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, Dunn, 
Wiliiston, Blake, Keeney, Connery, Ray- 
mer, Hart, Butterworth, O'Connell, Eid- 
mann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, Rector, 
Ruxton, Race— 34. 

Thereupon, the order was referred to the 
Committee on License. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 



Aid. 
der: 



Conlon presented the following or- 



Ordered, That the City Electrician be 
directed to issue a permit to West End 
Pharmacy to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 247 West Madison street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Conlon presented an order for paving 
(novaculite) Waldo place, from Desplaines 
street t© Halste" street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Brennan presented a petition of 



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stationery firemen, oilers and day men in 
the city electric light department for increase 
of salary, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Smulski presented. the following- res® 
lution. 

Whereas, Numerous business enterprises, 
such as hotels, rooming houses, public halls, 
slot machines and other enterprises of a com- 
mercial as well as professional nature are 
conducted in this city that should come 
preperly under the control of the city author- 
ities, and by virtue of their nature be re- 
quired to add to the revenues of tbeeity; 
therefore be it 

Resolved, That the License Committee of 
this Council revise the license ordinances of 
this city, with a view of licensing all such 
business, professions, trades and occupations, 
as shall in its judgment eome properly under 
the license regulations of the city. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted and 
referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Dever presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to H. Hoffmann to erect a 
wooden sign, 4^ feet long and 18 inches wide, 
at and over the sidewalk at No. 520 Milwaukee 
avenue. Said permit may be revoked at any 
time by the Mayor or the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Leininger presented an order to per- 
mit The Northwestern Yeast Company to 
place a screw conveyor on its switch track, 
and moved its passage. 

Aid. Patterson moved its reference to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Leinineer moved to suspend the rules 
to pass the order. 



The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Stuck- 
art, Litzinger, Sloan, Fick, Cullerton, 
Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Maypole, Beil- 
fuss, Leininger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, 
Conlon, Powers, Sullivan, Dougherty, Herr- 
mann, Ehemann, Keeney, Ray mer,' Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, Rector, 
Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 37. 

Nays- Dixon, Young, Mavor, Bennett, 
Snow, Jones, Foucek, Novak, Brennan, 
Roach, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, 
Werno, Dunn, Williston, Blake, Connery,' 
Eidmann— 20. 

Thereupon the order was referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Leininger presented an order to per- 
mit the Northwestern Yeast Company to 
suspend a galvanized iron spout, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Maypole and Fowler presented an 
order for the paving of West Ohio street, 
from Robey street to Western avenue, and 
West Erie street, from Ashland avenue to 
Western avenue, which was 

Referred to the Boaid of Local Improve- 
ments. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Scully presented an order to waive 
writ of error and appeal in the case of David 
B. Lyman as receiver of the Third National 
Bank vs. The City of Chicago, General Num- 
ber 226116, Superior Court ©f Cook County, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Cerveny presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 



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h« is hereby directed to place a fire alarm box 
at Central Park avenue and 29th street, and 
at Albany avenue and 14th street. 
Which was on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the fallowing or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to erect a police patrol 
b»x on the northwest corner of Kedzie ave- 
nue and West 15th street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Zimmer presented orders as follows: 

For a sewer in Sacramento avenue, from 
West 26th street to Mud Lake. 

For a sewer in Whipple street, from 26th 
street to 28th street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Publie 
Buildings be and be is hereby directed to issue 
a permit to Louis Schaffer, to construct on 
his lumber yard, No. 523-525 West 21st street 
a frame shed thirty (30) feet wide, forty (40) 
feet long and twenty (20) feet high from the 
ground. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following 
resolution ; 

Resolved, That no further action be taken 
by this Council upon the ordinance amend- 
ing the "Building Ordinance" of this c.ty 
and published on page 1517 of the Counci 
Proceedings of December 1st, 1902, until 
such time as the Commissioner of Buildings 
.hall report the probable cost of making 
changes in existing two or three-story tene- 
ment houses or flat buildings to comply with 
Paragraph 1, Section 1, Paragraph 2, Section 
1 and Sections 10, 25, 26, 33, 34, 36 and 43 of 
the proposed amended building ordinance. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 



Aid. Cullerton presented the following 
resolution : 

Resolved, That in lieu of the conditions set 
forth in the preamble and resolutions pub- 
lished in the Council Proceedings of Decem- 
ber 1st, 1902, page 1509, regarding the ap- 
propriation of a sufficient sum of money to 
pav the poliee and firemen when injured and 
incapacitated while in the service, that the 
Finance Committee incorporate in the next 
annual appropriation ordinance a sufficient 
sum of money to cause an increase of 10 per 
cent to their present salary. 

Which was referred to Committee on 
Finance. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Brenner presented the claim of Wm. 
Hannibal for decrease of water tax, whieh 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid Brenner presented an ordinance in 
favor of Edward Elsworth & Co. for a switch 
track, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Jones presented the following order : 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue to the Hastings Express Com- 
pany a permit to roof over alley at their 
freight house on 95th street, the same to be 
removed at any time by the order of the 
Mayor or Commissioner of Public Works. 
Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Moynihan presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
allow a ona-story frame structure, located at 
the corner of 93d street and Stony Island 
avenue, to remain on that location. Said 
building in no way interferes with public 
traffic, and is at present used principally by 



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the public as a waiting room, this being a 
transfer point on the Calumet Electric Street 
Railway. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. Moynihan presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Finance Committee be 
and it is hereby authorized to include in its 
appropriations for the year 1903 an increase 
of pay for members of the Police Department 
of the City of Chicago, as follows: 

Per Year. 

For each patrolman $1,200 00 

For each sergeant 1,500 00 

For each lieutenant 1,800 00 

Which was, referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



SEVENTH WARD. 



Aid. Bennett presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That permission be and is hereby 
given to the University of Chicago to connect 
its gymnasium at the northwest corner of 
57th street and Lexington avenue and its 
school of education at the northeast corner of 
59th street and Kim bark avenue with the 
water main, each by a four-inch supply pipe 
without meter control, the cost of said con- 
nection to be paid by said University. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
M. J. Breen to erect an electric sien in 
front of premises at 6059 State Street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrieal Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



SIXTH WARD. 



Aid. Mavor presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to have plan* prepared and let con- 
tracts for the building of engine houses as 
follows, as provided for in the Appropriation 
Bill for 1902. 

Fo" an addition to the building now occu- 
pied by Engine Co. No. 62, No. 2601 West 
114th street, on lot owned by the city, $4,000. 
To be occupied by Hook and Ladder Co. 
No. 27, now in leased quarters. 

For an addition to the building now occu- 
pied by Hook and Ladder Co. No. 26, No. 
1985 Wilcox avenue, on lot owned by the city, 
$4,000. Engine Co. 

Two-story brick building on lot owned by 
the city, No. 3042 41st court, $9,000. En- 
gine Co. 

For an addition to the building now occu- 
pied by Engine Co. No. 35, No. 780 North 
Robey street, on lot owned by the city, $5,000. 
Hook and Ladder Co. 

Two-story brick house on lot owned by the 
city, No. 6843 Jefferson avenue, $8,000. 

Two-story brick house in the vicinity of 
59th and State streets, $9,000. 

Which -was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger,Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimroer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan,Conlon, 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Wern®, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Dunn,Williston,Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rect®r, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

N~ays -None. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and 
he is hereby directed to transfer the sum of 
$1,500 from the appropriation for Section D, 



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St Lawrence avenue conduit, to the appro- 
priation for pumpiner at Lake Michigan. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Rw-Coigblta, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman,Doubek,Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel. Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully. 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leimn- 
eev Kunz,Smulski,Dev«r, Brennan, Conlon, 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer. 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann,Ehemann, Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Keeney Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth. O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker. Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 



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Nays— None. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to trans- 
fer in the appropriations for the Fire De- 
partment, $500.00 from Salary Fund J (watch- 
men) to Salary Fund B (Chiefs of Battalion) ; 
$1 200 00 from Salary Fund J (watchmen) to 
Salary Fund G (truckmen); $1,500.00 from 
Salary Fund J (watchmen) to Fund Y (live 
E* replacement an. keep); 16,000 00 
from Fund K (repairs and renewals of build- 
ings) to Fund Y (live stock, replacement and 
keep). 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas - Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon. 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger.Sloan, 
Youno-, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss. Beilfuss, Leinin- 
o-er Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon. 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehe.nann, Dunn,Williston,Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter-65. 

Nay*— None. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following order: 
Whereas, The City Couucil of the City of 



Chicago, County of Cook, at a regular meet- 
ing assembled on the 29th day of September, 
1902, passed the following order in con- 
nection with Special Assessment Warrant 
No. 23308: 

"Ordered, That the City Comptroller trans- 
fer tax certificates held by the city on ac- 
count of said warrant (23308) to Sackley & 
Peterson or their assigns, if they chose to 
accept them on account of their vouchers 
held against said warrant;" and, 

Whereas, Since the passage of the said 
order the city has acquired tax deed to said 
property; therefore, it is hereby 

Ordered. That the Mayor and the City 
Clerk of the City of Chicago be and they are 
hereby authorized and directed to issue to 
Sackley & Peterson or their assigns a quit- 
claim deed to the property known as Sub- 
Lots 2 2. 23, 25, 27, J as. Allen's Sub. E. % S. 
y 2 Lot 15, Darlin, Kelly and Carroll's Sub. 
Sec. 26. 40, 13— upon the payment to the city 
by the said Sackley & Peterson of the sum 
of four hundred forty-two and four oje- 
hundreth dollars ($442.04) being the amount 
of a sale of said premises for taxes to the 
City of Chicago, together with interest to 
date. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows" 

- J>rl ,._Couffhlin. Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman,Doubek. Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor. Bennett, Suow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss. Leinin- 
ger, Kunz.Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, 
Roach. Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen. Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Keeuey, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 



Nay*— None. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and direct** to 
set aside from the miscellaneous receipts 
for the year 1902, the amount of seven hun- 
dred and seventy ($770.00) dollars for the 
payment of constables' bills for November 



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and December, 1902, in the City Prosecutor's 
office, as per his letter attached, dated De- 
cember 3d, 1902. 

Which was on motion duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully, 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, 
Roach. Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hart, 
Mclnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenocb, Decker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays— None. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following order: 

Whereas, The City Treasurer holds in his 
hands the sum of $6,441.94 of taxes of 1900, 
being the proportion due the Public Library 
from a sum paid over by certain public service 
corporations as additional taxes payable for 
the year 1900. 

Ordered, That the City Treasurer place to 
the credit of the Public Library Fund the 
amount of $6,441.94, being the proportion due 
the Public Library of additional taxes for the 
year 1900, paid over to the City Treasurer by 
certain public service corporations operating 
within the City of Chicago. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Dixon, 
Foreman, Doubek, Stuckart,Litzinger, Sloan, 
Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Brenner, Fick, Foucek, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Moertel, Zimmer, Cerveny, Scully 
Fowler, Maypole, Strauss, Beilfuss, Leinin- 
ger, Kunz, Smulski, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, 
Roach, Powers, Patterson, Finn, Palmer, 
Minwegen, Sullivan, Dougherty, Werno, 
Herrmann, Ehemann, Dunn, Williston, Blake, 
Keeney, Butler, Connery, Raymer, Hari, 
Melnerney, Bradley, Butterworth, O'Con- 
nell, Eidmann, Badenoch, Becker, Bihl, 
Rector, Ruxton, Race, Hunter— 65. 

Nays — None. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Litzinger presented an ordinance fix- 
ing the rate of fare to be charged on cars run- 
ning on Archer avenue, Ashland avenue and 
38th street and moved its passage. 

Aid. Kunz moved its reference to the Com- 
mittee on Local Transportation. 

Aid. Litzinger moved to suspend the rules 
to pass the ordinance. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Teas — Ailing, Dixon, Litzinger, Sloan, 
Moynihan, Jones, Brenner, Foucek, Moertel, 
Fowler, Maypole, Beilfuss, Smulski, Patter- 
son, Finn, Palmer, Minwegen, Dougherty, 
Williston, Blake, Hart, Mclnerney, Bradley, 
O'Connell, Decker, Bihl, Rector, Race, 
Hunter— 29. 

Ways— Coughlin, Kenna, Foreman, Doubek, 
Stuckart, Young, Mavor, Bennett, Snow, 
Fick, Novak, Cullerten, Zimmer, Cerveny, 
Scully, Strauss, Leininger, Kunz, Dever, 
Brennan, Conlon, Roach, Powers, Sullivan, 
Werno, Herrmann, Ehemann, Dunn, Keeney, 
Connery, Raymer, Butterworth, Eidmann, 
Badenocb, Ruxton — 35. 



The ordinance was then referred 
the Committee on Judiciary. 



to 



Aid. Litzinger presented an order to en- 
force Section 1542 of the Revised Code in 
relation to holding sessions of police courts, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Litzinger presented an ordinance 
amending Sec. 1545 of the Revised Code in 
relation to salaries of police justices, bailiffs 
and clerks, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Litzinger presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician is hereby 
directed to construct and maintain one elec- 
tric arc light on the parish post in front of 
the society, hall, school and church on 37th 
street, about seventy-five feet west of Union 
avenue. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician is hereby 



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directed to construct and maintain an electric 
arc light @n Archer avenue, at the corner of 
Loekport street. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Sloan presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Louis Rosen zweig to erect 
a banner over the sidewalk at the following 
stores during the next twenty-five days: 3559 
and 6238 South Halsted street, 4254, 4328 and 
4707 Ashland avenue, 6318 Cottage Grove ave- 
nue and 9129 Commercial avenue, South Chi- 
cago. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Doubek presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
notify the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railroad Company to remove switch track 
north of 32d street to alley between 31st and 
32d streets, no authority having ever been 
granted for the laying of said track. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Stuckart presented the claim of 
Samuel Weir for $15.00. This amount is 
due hinr for labor performed by him in the 
Street Department, wbich was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Stuckart presented the claim of John 
Curley for rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Kenna presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Ira Rosenzweig, No. 288 
Clark street, to hang a muslin sign over the 
sidewalk in front of said premises for a period 



of thirty days. Said permit to be subject to 
revocatioh at anytime at the option oNthe 
Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Orpheon Theatre to erect an electric sign 
in-rear of premises at 137 Madison street in 
alley between Washington and Madison 
streets, dimensions of said sign being 2x8 
feet. Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the sat- 
isfaction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Louis Bensinger to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at No. 118 Monroe street. 
Said sign to be eonstructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Joseph Maro, No. 434 Dear- 
born street, to erect a barber pole at the edge 
of sidewalk in front of said premises. Said 
permit to be subject to revocation at any time 
at the option of the Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following res- 
olution: 

Itesohcd, That the Journeymen's Stone 
Cutters' Association of North America be 
permitted to use the Council Chamber on 
Tuesday, December 9, 1902, for the purpose 
of holding its annual meeting in this city. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 



Aid. Coughlin presented 
order: 



the following 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Wabash R. R. in accordance 
with city ordinance to move scale about 50 
feet north on their own property, located at 
12th and Plymouth place. 

Which was,.on motion, duly passed. 



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REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES TO THE 
COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claims of owner of 700 West 63d 
street, F. W. Cox, John Rolston, owner of 
2951 Farrell street and owner of 1803 West 
100th street for decrease of water taxes, sub- 
mitted a report recommending' the passage of 
th- accompanying orders. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 8th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claims of owner of 700 West 63d 
street, F. W. Cox, John Rolston, owner of 
2951 Farrell street and owner of 1803 West 
100th street, for decrease of water taxes, hav- 
ing had the same under -advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of the 
following orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease the water taxes assessed 
against the property known as 700 West 63d 
street in the amount of $71.00, and to allow 
the balance of $100.00 assessed prior to No- 
vember 1, 1902, to be paid in ten equal month- 
ly installments, and to accept the current 
water taxes with discount allowed. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease the water taxes assessed 
against 8720 May street in the amount of 
$44.37. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to accept from the present owner of 
property known as 3778 Archer avenue the 
amount of $21.00, being water taxes assessed 
against said property from November, 1901, 
to November, 1902; and be it further 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to proceed to col- 
lect such portion of the balance of $92.75 
assessed against said property prior to No- 



vember 1, 1901, as may be legally collected, 
from the Illinois Trust and Savings Bank as 
executor and trustee under the will of John 
McCaffrey. 

Ordered, That the claim of owner of 2951 
Farrell street for a decrease of water taxes 
assessed against said property be placed on 
file, and that the Commissioner ©f Public 
Works cut off the water supply to said prop- 
erty at the main. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease the water taxes assessed 
against the property known as 1803 West 
100th street in the amount of $36.75. 

This action is taken upon the several rec- 
ommendations of the Sub-Committee attached 
hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of John Kehoe for injuries received 
at the Fourteenth Street Pumping Station, 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 



The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 8th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of John Kehoe for injuries 
received at the Fourteenth Street Pumping 
Station, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to reoort and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to John Kehoe in 
the sum of two hundred and twelve and 36-100 
($212.36) dollars; upon the signing by said 
John Kehoe of proper release to the City of 
all claims of whatever kind or nature arising 
from or growing: out of an accident to said 
John Kehoe on July 22, 1902, at the Four- 
teenth Street Pumping Station, and charge 
same to the appropriation for Fourteenth 



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Street Pumping Station, and the Comptroller 
is ordered to pay the same. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Attorney and a sub-commit- 
tee attached hereto. 

Wm. Mayor, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
over-payment certificates in the water office 
aggregating §250.00, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 8th. 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred over-payment certifiaates in the 
water office aggregating $250.00, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to place to the credit of the Water 
Fund the amount of $250.00, being upwards 
of 2,000 over-payment certificates ranging 
from one cent up, and which have remained 
uncalled far, because of the small sum in- 
volved, after repeated notices to the parties 
making the over-payment and running back 
as far as 1895. This attion is taken upon the 
recommendation of the Commissionerof Pub- 
lic Works and the Superintendent of Water, 
under date of October 18, 1902, and a sub- 
committee, under date of December 5, 1902, 
and both attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavok, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of 
Public Works asking that the current books 
of the water office be relieved of uncolleet- 



able items, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December Sth, 1902. 

Tn the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred communication from the Com- 
missioner of Public Works asking that the 
current books of the Water Office be relieved 
of uncollectable items, having had the same 
nnder advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be directed to cause to be opened 
in the general ledger of the Bureau of 
Water two accounts, to be known as Suspense 
Accounts, Nos. 1 and 2. lu Suspense Account 
No. I shall be shown the totals of all of the 
accounts and items which may under Section 
2 of this order, relating to frontage rates 
accounts, be ordered transferred; and in 
Suspense Account No. 2 shall be shown the 
totals of all the items which may under Sec- 
tion 2 of this order, relating to meter rates 
accounts and repair bills, be ordered trans- 
ferred. 

Section 2. The Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby authorized and directed to 
provide suitable detailed lodgers, in which 
the detailed accounts of Suspense Accounts 
Nos. I and 2 shall be kept and shown. All 
accounts affected by an order passed Septem- 
ber 29, (C. P. page 1120) presented by Alder- 
man Eidmann, amended October G, 1902, (C- 
P. page 1204), together with all accounts 
affected by order of court and recommenda- 
tions of the Corporation Counsel in the past, 
shall come within the scope of this order. 

Section 3. The Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby authorized and directed to 
employ an attorney at law with office in the 
Department of Public Works, to be known 
as the Department of Public Works Attor- 
ney. He shall be subject to the instructions 
of the Commissioner of Public Works, and 
perform such duties as by the Commissioner 
may be imposed. It shall be his duty to 
undertake the collection of items in the Sus. 



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pense Accounts, described in Sections 1 and 2 
of this order, by any and all legal means 
applicable. He shall make monthly reports 
to the Superintendent of Water of the cases 
handled by him, together with the re&ults of 
his work. He shall be required to give bond 
in the sum of $5,000. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee,to whom was referred 
-uncollected items charged for meter repairs 
between January, 1896 and January, 1898, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that - the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 8th, 1902. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred uncollected items charged for meter 
repairs between January, 1896, and January, 
1898, naving had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the pass- 
age of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to eharge off from the books in the 
water office the amount of four hundred, 
ninety-two and 50-100 (1492.50) dollars, being 
amount of uncollected meter repairs bills ac- 
crued between January, 18y6. and January, 
1898, as per list hereto attached and con- 
sidered by the department as uncollectable. 
This action is taken* upon the recommenda- 
tion of the Commissioner of Public Works 
and the Superintendent of Water attached 
hereto and dated October 1, 1902, and of a sub- 
committee under date of December 5, 1902. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Cha>,rma7i. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Patrick Dever for horse 
feed, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 



Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 8th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Patrick Dever for horse 
feed, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
Patrick Dever the sum of thirty-six (136.00) 
dollars, which amount is in suspense account 
to his credit, as per report of Comptroller 
attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Robert E. Close for personal in- 
juries, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 8th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
. Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Robert E. Close for personal 
injuries, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby aut orized and 
directed to issue a voucher to Robert E. Close 
in the sum of six and seventy-five one-hun- 
dredths ($6.75) dollars; same to be in full of 
all claims of whatever kind or nature arising 
from or growing out of an accident to said 
Robert E. Close while in the performance of 
his duty on the intercepting sewers on Sep- 
tember 4, 1902, in accordance with his recom- 
mendation hereto attached: and the Comp- 



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troller is ordered to pay the same from 
appropriation for intercepting sewers. 
Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of R. W. Willis for rebate of water 
taxes (adverse recommendations by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and a sub-com- 
mittee attached), Otis Wesner for personal 
injuries and Edward Malarkey for wages 
(adverse recommendations by the City Attor- 
ney and a sub-committee attached), Gus 
Erickson for sidewalk intersections (report 
by Board of Local Improvements that same 
were paid for from assessment attached), 
submitted a report recommending that the 
same be placed on file. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report. 



The motion prevailed. 



JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was 
referred a communication in re. boilers under 
sidewalks, submitted a report recommending 
that the same be placed on rile. 

Aid. Werno moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution extending the hours of voting, 
submitted a report recommendiog that, the 
same be placed on file. 

Aid. Werno moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. 
D., to whom was referred an ordinance 
vacating alley between W. 15th Place, C. & 
N. W. Ry., So. Paulina St. and Ashland 



Ave., in Stinson's Sub. 19, 39, 14, submitted 
a report recommending that the same be 
passed. 

Aid. Leininger moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 8th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in Council Assembled ■ 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W.D., to whom was referred an ordinance 
vacating alley between W. 15th PL. C. &. N.- 
W. Ry., So. Paulina St. and Ashland Ave., 
Stinson's Sub. 19, 39, 14, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that the ordinance do pass. 

George, Leininger, 
Chairman pro tern. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Vacating that portion of the alley running 
south from West 15th place to the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway Company right 
of way, and between South Paulina street 
and South Ashland avenue. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That that portion of the six- 
teen (16) foot alley running south from West 
15th place, a distance of ninety-two (92) feet 
to the right of way of the Chicago and North- 
western Railway Company, between South 
Paulina street and South Ashland avenue, 
abutting- the west end of Lots sixty-nine (69), 
seventy, (TO), seveaty-one (71) and seventy- 
two (72) and the east side of Lot sixty-eight 
(68) of Stinson's sub-division of Block thirty- 
two (32) in division of Section nineteen (19) 
Township thirty-nine (39) North, Range four- 
teen (14) being that portion of the said alley 
showu on the plat hereto attached solored 
black, be and the same is hereby vacated and 
closed: Provided, however, that this ordi- 
nance shall not take effect until W. W. 
Robinson shall have paid to the City Comp- 
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seven hundred and fifty ($750) dollars; and 
provided further that the said sum of seven 
hundred and fifty ($750) dollars shall be 
paid by the said W. W. Robinson to the City 
Comptroller within sixty (60) days from the 
date of he passage of this ordinance, other- 
wise this ordinance shall be of no effect and 
void. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for vacation of alley in Block 1 of 
Levi P. Morton's Sub., Sec. 24, 39, 13, from 
21st street to C, B. & Q. R. R., submitted a 
report reeommending the passage of an ac- 
companying ordinance. 

Aid. Leininger moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 8th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. 
D., to whom was referred petition for va- 
cation of alley in Block 1 of Levi P. Mor- 
ton's Sub. Sec. 24, 39, 13 from 21st street to 
C, B. & Q. R. R., having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the accompanying 
ordinance. 



George Leininger, 
£ Chairman Pro Tern. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the alley immedi- 
ately west of and adjoining Lots eight 
(8), nine (9), ten (10), eleven (11), 
and twelve (12), and east of and ad- 
joining Lot thirteen (13) in Block one 
(1) of Levi P. Morton's Subdivision in 
the southeast quarter (S. E. i) of the 
southwest quarter (S. W. i) of Section 
twenty-four (24), Township thirty-nine 



(39), North, Range thirteen (13), East 
of the Third Principal Meridian (3rd 
P. M.), in the City of Chicago, in the 
County of Cook, and in the State of Illi- 
nois, being an alley sixteen (16) feet 
wide and one hundred thirteen (113) 
feet long, and extending from the north 
line of Twenty-first street on the south 
to the isouth line of the Chicago, Bur- 
lington and Quincy Railroad Company's 
right of way, on the north, 175 feet west 
of Marshall boulevard, be vacated. 

Provided, That the vacation herein 
enacted shall not take effect unless there 
shall have been paid to the Comptroller 
of the City of Chicago within thirty 
(30) days from the date of the passage 
oi this ordinance the sum of four hun- 
dred fifty dollars ($450.00) by the owner 
or owners of the land adjoining said al- 
ley. 

Provided, Further, That this ordinance 
shall not go into effect, nor the vacation 
provided for become effective, until a 
bond in the penal sum of one thousand 
dollars ($1,000.00), with sureties to be 
approved by the mayor, shall have been 
made and delivered to the City of Chi- 
cago, within ten (-10) days from the 
passage of this ordinance, by the said 
owner or owners of the adjoining lots, 
conditioned to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the City of Chicago' from any 
and all loss, damage, cost, expense or 
liability of any kind whatsoever which 
may be suffered by it, the said city, or 
which may accrue against, be charged 
to, or recovered from the said city, from 
or by reason of the passage of this or- 
dinance, and particularly against any 
claim or claims, by the original owner 
or owners, or his or their heirs or as- 
signs, against the City of Chicago for 
the value of the strip of land so vacated, 
in the event that the original owner or 
owners or his or their heirs or assigns, 
at any time hereafter, shall establish any 
title to the said strip of land so vacated. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 



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effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and publication. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance vacating an alley in Walker's 
Douglas Park Addition, Block 12, submitted 
a report recommending that the same be 
passed. 

Aid. Leininger moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report- 

Chicago, December Sth, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys 
W. D., to whom was referred ordinance 
vacating alley in Walker's Douglas Park Add. 
Block 12, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
that the ordinance do pass. 

George Leininger, 
Chairman Pro Tern. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the east and west alley 
in the north half of Block 12, of Walker's 
Douglas Park Addition, being a subdivision 
of the east half of the southeast quarter, 
Section 24, Township 39 North, Range 13, 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, in 
Cook County, Illinois, being the alley south 
of and adjoining Lots 12 to 27, inclusive, and 
north of and adjoining Lots 28 to 43, inclusive, 
between 19th and 20th streets, running from 
private right of way of railroad on the west, 
to the north and south alley on the east, in 
said block 12, as shown by plat hereunto an- 
nexed and made a Dart of this ordinance be 
and the same is hereby vacated and closed ; 
provided, however, that this ordinance shall 
not take effect unless the sum of $840 dollars 
shall be paid by the owners of said Lots 12 
43, inclusive, in said Block 12, to the 



Comptroller of the City of Chicago within 
thirty days from the date of the passage 
hereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage. 

ALSO 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance vacating part of Pierce street, 
Le Moyne avenue, Beach avenue, Hirsch 
street and various alleys, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Leininger moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December Sth, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: • 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. 
D., to whom was referred ordinance, vacat- 
ing part of Pierce street, Le Moyne avenue 
Beach avenue and Hirsch street and various 
alleys, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend that the 
ordinance do pass. 

George Leininger, 
Chairman JVo Tern. 



Be ii ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That that portion of Fierce 
avenue lying south of and adjoining 
Lots Sixteen to Twe#ty-seven, inclusive, 
in Block One and extending from the 
East line of North Forty-seventh Ave- 
nue to the East line (produced South) 
of Lot twenty-seven in said Block one 
and that portion of the Sixteen foot al- 
ley lying south of and adjoining Lots 
four to fifteen, inclusive, in Block four. 
in J. F. Thompson's North Avenue Sub- 
division of the northwest quarter of the 
northwest quarter (except railroad vi-ht 
of way) of Section three, in Township 
thirty-nine, North, Range thirteen, Bad 
of the Third Principal Meridian, in Cook 



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County, Illinois, and extending from the 
East line of North Forty- seventh avenue 
to the East line (produced South) of Lot 
four in said Block four, and that portion 
of LeMoyne avenue lying south of and 
adjoining Lots sixteen to twenty-seven, 
inclusive, in said Block four and extend- 
ing from the east line of North Forty- 
seventh avenue to the east line (pro- 
duced south) of Lot twenty-seven in 
said Block four, and that portion of the 
sixteen foot alley lying south of and 
adjoining Lotis four to fifteen, inclusive, 
in Block five in said Subdivision and ex- 
tending from the east line of North For- 
ty-seventh avenue to the east line (pro- 
duced south ) of Lot four in isaid Block 
five, and that portion of Beach avenue 
lying south of and adjoining Lots six- 
teen to twenty-seven, inclusive, in said 
Block five and extending from the east 
line of North Forty- seventh avenue to 
the east line (produced south) of Lot 
twenty-seven in said Block five, and 
that portion of the sixteen foot alley 
lying south of and adjoining Lots four 
to fifteen, inclusive, in Block eight in said 
Subdivision and extending from the east 
line of North Forty-seventh avenue to 
the east line (produced south) of Lot 
four in said Block eight, and the north 
half of that portion of Hirsch street 
lying south of and adjoining Lots six- 
teen to twenty-seven, inclusive, in said 
Block eight and extending from the East 
line of North Forty- seventh avenue to 
the east line of Lot twenty-seven, (pro- 
duced south) in said Block eight, and 
those parts of the sixteen foot alley ex- 
tending from the south line of Pierce 
avenue to the north line of LeMoyne 
avenue and from the south line of Le- 
Moyne avenue to the north line of Beach 
avenue and from the south line of Beach 
avenue to the north line of Hirschi street 
and lying east of and adjoining Lots one 
to ten, inclusive, in Block four and east 
of and adjoining Lots one to ten, inclu- 
sive, in Block five and east of and 
adjoining Lots one to ten, inclusive, 



in Block eight in J. L. Cochran's 
Kesubdivision of the west sixteen feet 
of Lots ten and twenty-one, all of Lots 
eleven to twenty, inclusive, and vacated 
alley in Block four, the west sixteen feet 
of Lots ten and twenty-one, all of Lots 
eleven to twenty, inclusive, and vacated 
alley in Block five, the west sixteen feet 
of Lots ten and twenty-one and all of 
Lots eleven to twenty, inclusive, in Block 
eight, in John F. Thompson's North Ave- 
nue Subdivision, aforesaid, being those 
portions of said streets and alleys shown 
on the tracings hereto attached and 
marked "vacated"' and colored red, be 
and the same are hereby vacated and 
closed, provided, however, that this or- 
dinance shall not take effect unless the 
sum of Three Thousand ($3,000) Dollars 
shall be paid by or on behalf of the 
owners of the said Lots abutting upon 
the parts of alleys and streets so vacated 
to the Comptroller of the City of Chi- 
cago, within thirty (30) days next after 
the date of the passage of this Ordi- 
nance. 

Section 2. This Ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinanc evacating alleys extending from 
east line of North 47th avenue, also parts of 
Le Moyne avenue, Beach avenue and Hirsch 
street, submitted a report recommending- that 
the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Leininger moved to concur in the re- 
port. 



The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. 
D., to whom was referred an ordinance estab- 
lishing sidewalk line on north side of Grace 
street, from Wilton ayenue to Rokeby street, 
submitted a report recommending that the 



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same be placed on file, and the passage of an 
accompanying order. 

Aid. Minwegen moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 8th, 1902. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. 
D., to whom was referred ordinance estab- 
lishing sidewalk line on north side of Grace 
street from Wilton avenue to Rokeby street, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
teave to report and recommend that the ordi- 
nance be placed on file, and the passage of an 
accompanying order. 

John Minwegen, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Publie 
Works of the Ci y of Chicago be and he is 
hereby directed to at once notify M. S. 
Gregory, of 86 Dearborn street, Chicago, 
owner or agent of the premises located on 
the north side of Grace street, extending 
from Wilton avenue to Rokeby street, to 
remove the cement sidewalk now in front 
of said premises, and re-lay the same, 
without any unnecessary delay, in com- 
pliance with the city ordinances of the 
City of Chicago. In case the owner or agent 
of said premi es does not remove and relay 
said sidewalk, as aforesaid, within a reason- 
able time after the passage of this order, the 
Superintendent of Streets is hereby author- 
ized and directed to remove the same. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance granting permission to Michael 
Espert to lay a pipe in Michigan street, etc., 
submitted a report recommending that the 
same be passed. 

Aid. Minwegen moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, Deeember 6th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen oj the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 



N. D., to whom was referred ordinance, 
Michael Espert to lay pipe in Michigan street, 
etc., having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend that the 
ordinance do pass. 

John Minwegen, 

Chairman. 

AN ORDINANCE. 

Granting to Michael Espert permis- 
sion to lay an iron pipe in Michigan 
street, the alley between Michigan 
street and North Water street, and 
North Water street, all between Cass 
street and Rush street, in the City of 
Chicago. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority is hereby granted unto Michael 
Ksi'ert, his heirs and assigns, to lay 
under the surface of Michigan street, 
between Cass street and Rush street, a 
sixteen inch iron steam pipe for the pur- 
pose of conveying heat and power and 
for no other purpose whatsoever; also 
to lay a ten-inch iron sewer pipe across 
the first alley south of Michigan street 
between Cass street and Rush street and 
across North Water street, between the 
said Cass and Rush street, for the pur- 
pose of carrying off the sewerage, wat- 
er and surplus steam generated in the 
plants owned by the said Michael Espert, 
and for no other purpose whatsoever. A 
plat or diagram of the same is hereto 
attached for greater certainty and made 
a part of this Ordinance. All of said 
work to be done under the supervision of 
the Commissioner of Public Works, ac- 
cording to plans and specifications to be 
submitted to him, who shall issue a per- 
mit authorizing said work in conformity 
with said plans. 

Section 2. That the said pipes so to 
be laid shall not interfere with the sewer, 
gas and water pipes now in said streets, 
and all of the work so done shall be done 
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pert who shall accept the provisions of 
this ordinance by filing his acceptance in 
writing within thirty days from the pass- 
age hereof. 

Section 3. That before any permit 
shall issue to do said work said Michael 
Espert shall file a bond, to be approved 
by the Mayor, in the penal sum of Five 
Thousand Dollars ($5,000), to indem- 
nify and save harmless the City against 
any loss or damage that may occur by 
reason of the passage of this Ordinance. 

Section 4. The rights and privileges 
hereby granted shall cease and determine 
at the expiration of ten years from, the 
passage hereof. 

Section 5. That the said Michael Es- 
pert shall pay upon the acceptance of 
this Ordinance the sum of Fifty Dollars 
($50) as compensation therefor and on 
the first day of December of each and 
every year during the continuance of 
this Ordinance the sum of Fifty Dollars 
($50) as compensation therefor. 

Section 6. This Ordinance shall be 
in force from and after its passage and 
acceptance as herein provided. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance repealing an ordinance in favor 
of Empire Lumber Co. for switch track, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the same 
be passed. 

Aid. Minwegen moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, December 8th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D., to whom was referred ordinance 
repealing ordinance of Empire Lumber Co. 
for switch track, having had the same under 



advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that the ordinance do pass. 

John Minwegen, 

Chairman. 

an ordinance 

Repealing an ordinance granted to the Em- 
pire Lumber Company for a switeh track. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by 
the City Council of the City of Chicago on 
March 28th, 1898, granting to the Empire 
Lumber Company the right to lay a switch 
track at the alley southeast corner of B ack- 
hawk street, be and the same is hereby re- 



Section 2.- This ordinance shall be in 
effect from and after its passage. 



LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. 

The Committee on Local Transportation to 
whom was referred a petition for a double 
street railway track on Western avenue, 
from Archer avenue to 26th street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 

Chicago, December 8th, 1902. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in CouncU Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Transportation 
to whom was referred a petition for a double 
street railway traek on Western avenue, 
from Archer avenue to 26th street, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage ©f the 
following ordinance. 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 

AN ORDINANCE. 

Permitting the Chicago City Railway 



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Company to construct a double street 
railway track on Western avenue, 
from Archer avenue to Twenty- sixth 
street, to be operated as an extension 
of its present Western avenue line. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That in consideration of 
the acceptance hereof and the undertak- 
ing by the Chicago City Railway Com- 
pany to comply with the provisions 
herein contained, consent, permission 
and authority are hereby granted to the 
Chicago City Railway Company, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, to lay down, main- 
tain and operate a double street railway 
track, with the necessary side tracks, 
turn outs and switches, upon and along 
Western avenue, from Archer avenue to 
Twenty-sixth street. Provided, however, 
that the permissoin and authority hereby 
granted are upon the express condition 
that the said company, its successors and 
assigns, shall comply with each and ev- 
ery provision in this ordinance herein- 
after set forth: 

It is provided, moreover, that unless 
the tracks hereby authorized shall be 
built within months after the pass- 
age of this ordinance, the permission 
and authority hereby given shall become 
void and of no effect; but it is 
further provided that should the con- 
struction or operation of said track, or 
any part thereof, be delayed by injunc- 
tion of any court of competent jurisdic- 
tion, then, as to the portion so delayed, 
the time of such delay shall be excluded 
from the time herein limited. The City 
of Chicago, however, shall have, and it 
hereby expressly reserves the right to 
intervene in any suit or proceedings seek- 
ing to enjoin, restrain, or to interfere 
in any manner with such construction, 
and to move for the dissolution of such 
injunction or restraining order, or for 
any other proper order in such suit. 

Section 2. The cars of said railway 



company shall be operated by electric 
power by the overhead contact system, 
and the trolley and feeder wires shall 
be suspended not less than eighteen and 
one-half (18*) feet above the rails by 
means of iron poles placed at each side 
of said street, between the street curb 
and the sidewalk space, and said poles 
shall be placed not less than one hun- 
dred and fifteen (115) feet apart. 

Before making any excavation, or 
in anywise interfering with the surface 
of said street, said company shall obtain 
from the Commissioner of Public Works, 
a permit therefor, and shall also deposit 
with the Treasurer of the City of Chi- 
cago a sufficient amount to cover the 
,-< -i of restoring said street, according 
to an estimate of the probable cost 
thereof to he made by the Commissioner 
of Public Works: and all wires and 
conductors for the transmission of elec- 
tricity in and along the street shall be 
constructed in a substantial and work- 
manlike manner, and under the super- 
vision of the Commissioner of Public 
Works: and in such manner as to inter- 
fere a^ little as possible with public 
travel. 

And in the event that some practicable 
and le-> objectionable method of furnish- 
in- electricity, or some other practicable 
and less objectionable power for the op- 
eration of said railway be discovered, 
the -aid company, its successors or as- 
signs shall have the right, with the 
consent of the City Council of the City 
of Chicago, and may be compelled by 
said City Council, to adopt such prac- 
ticable and less objectionable method or 
power. 

Section 3. Said company shall es- 
tablish and maintain a metallic return 
circuit- conductor, independent of its 
rails upon the line of street railway 
hereby authorized to be operated by over- 
head contact wires: and whenever other 
lines of wire cross the wires to be strung 
by virtue of this ordinance, the latter 



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wires shall be protected by guard wires 
or such other suitable mechanical device 
as may be directed by the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

It is further expressly provided that 
the company shall take such precaution 
to prevent injury from electrolysis as 
the City Council may from time to time 
direct. 

Section 4. The permission hereby 
given is upon the further express condi- 
tion that during the life of this ordi- 
nance the company shall pave and keep 
in repair the center of the street upon 
which its tracks are placed, to a width 
of sixteen (16) feet, in the same manner 
as is provided by Section 2 of the Ordi- 
nance of July 30th, 1883, relating to 
street railways. 

Section 5. It is further expressly 
provided that the rate of fare shall not 
exceed five cents (5c) for any distance 
within the present or future corporate 
limits of the City of Chicago, over the 
route hereby given and over the other 
lines of street railway now or hereafter 
operated by said company, its successors 
or assigns; and the said company shall 
• make such arrangements as may be nec- 
essary to enable passengers riding on 
the line of street railway hereby author- 
ized, to be transferred to intersecting or 
connecting lines now or hereafter oper- 
ated by the Chicago Union Traction 
Company, its successors or assigns, and 
to be carried to any and all points on the 
lines of said last mentioned system with- 
out additional charge to said passengers; 
and the said Chicago City Railway Com- 
pany shall also arrange for and provide 
a system of transfers which will en- 
able passengers on the lines now or 
hereafter operated by the said Chicago 
Union Traction Company, its succes- 
sors or assigns, which do now or may 
hereafter connect with or intersect the 
route hereby granted, to ride without 
the payment of additional fare over said 
route and over its connections, to any 



and all points along the lines of street 
railway which said Chicago City Railway 
Company now operates or which it or 
its successors and assigns may here- 
after operate. 

Section 6. As regards license to be 
paid on the cars to be operated on the 
line herein provided for, said company 
shall conform to and comply with Sec- 
tion One (1) of an Ordinance passed 
July 30th, 1883, relating to street rail- 
ways. 

Section 7. The grant herein given 
shall extend to July 24th, 1915, provided 
that the company shall file its written 
acceptance of this Ordinance within 
thirty (30) days after its passage. 

Section 8. Said company shall for- 
ever indemnify and save harmless the 
City of Chicago against and from all 
damages, judgments, decrees and costs 
and expenses which said city may suffer, 
or which may be recoverable or obtained- 
against said City for, or by reason of 
tfie granting of the privileges hereby 
conferred upon it, or for, or by reason 
of, or growing out of, or resulting from 
the exercise by said company of the 
privileges hereby granted, or from any 
act or acts of said company, its ser- 
vants or agents, under or by virtue of 
the provisions of this ordinance, and 
said company shall, within the time lim- 
ited for the acceptance of this ordinance, 
file with the City Clerk a bond to the 
City of Chicago, in the penal sum of 
Ten Thousand ($10,000) Dollars, with 
sureties to be approved by the Mayor of 
the City of Chicago, conditioned upon the 
faithful performance and observance by 
said company of all the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance. 

Section 9. This ordinance shall be in 
force and take effect from and after its 
passage and acceptance; provided, the 
bond hereinabove mentioned shall be 
filed and this ordinance accepted within 
thirty (30) days after the passage of 



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the same, otherwise this ordinance shall 
be void. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition and ordinance authorizing the 
Calumet Electric Street Railway Company to 
construct an additional track on 103d street 
between Michigan avenue and Vincennes 
Road, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying substitute ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 8th, 1902. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi 
cago in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Transportation 
to whom was referred a petition and ordi- 
nance authorizing the Calumet Electne 
Street Railway Company to construct an ad- 
ditional track on 103d street between Michigan 
avenue and Vincennes road, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommand the passage of the following 
substitute ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman. 



AN ORDINANCE. 

Authorizing the Calumet Electric Street 
Railway Company to construct an ad- 
ditional track on 103rd street, between 
Michigan avenue and Vincennes road. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority is hereby given to the Calumet 
Electric Street Railway Company, its 
successors and assigns, to construct and 
operate a single street railway track 
with the necessary turnouts, sidetracks 
and switches, on 103rd street, between 
Michigan avenue and Vincennes Road, in 
addition to the single street railway 



track at present constructed on said por- 
tion of said street. 

The permission and authority hereby 
given are upon the express condition that 
the said company, its successors and as- 
signs, shall comply with the provisions 
of this ordinance hereinafter set out, 
and it is further expressly provided that 
in case the said company, its successors 
or assigns, shall fail to comply with any 
one or more of said provisions, the rights 
herein granted shall at once cease and 
determine. 

Section 2. The said company, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, are hereby author- 
ized to construct the said track as soon 
as they may deem it advisable, but it is 
expressly stipulated and made a condi- 
tion of this ordinance that the said 
company, its successors and assigns, shall 
complete the said track and place it in 
operation within six (0) months after 
it is ordered so to do by the City Coun- 
cil : Provided, however, that if the said 
company, its successors and assigns, 
shall be prevented by any court of com- 
petent jurisdiction from proceeding with 
the work, the time during which it may 
be so delayed shall be added to the time 
herein prescribed for the completion of 
said track. The City of Chicago, how- 
ever, shall have the right to interfere in 
any suits for injunction to restrain said 
company and move for the dissolution of 
the injunction, or for the entry of any 
other proper order in such suit. 

Section 3. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall extend to 
March 19th, 1915; provided, however, 
that if the rights and privileges here- 
tofore granted to the said Company by 
a certain ordinance passed November 
11th, 1895, shall become forfeited, the 
rights herein granted shall at once cease 
and determine. 

Section 4. The style and pattern of 
the rails to be used shall be subject to 
the approval of the Mayor and the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. Said tracks 



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shall conform to the grade of the street 
as it now exists, or as it may hereafter 
be established or modified by the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 5. The permission and au- 
thority hereby given are upon the fur- 
ther express condition that the said 
company, its successors and assigns shall 
keep in good condition and repair a por- 
tion of the street sixteen (16) feet wide 
on the said 103rd street, from Michigan 
avenue to Vincennes Hoad, in accordance 
with whatever order, ordinance or regu- 
lation may be passed or adopted by the 
City Council in relation to such repair- 
ing; and whenever said street is ordered 
to be paved said company shall pave 
said width of sixteen (16) feet with 
such pavement as is required for the 
remainder of the street, and shall after- 
wards at all times keep, the same in re- 
pair during the continuance of the per- 
mission hereby given; provided, however, 
that with the consent of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, said company 
may pave said portion of said street with 
dressed granite block or vitrified brick; 
and it is further expressly provided that 
if the company shall refuse or neglect 
to make such repairs or new improve- 
ment within a reasonable time to be 
fixed by the City Council, the work may 
be done by the City at the Company's 
expense. 

Sectioin 6. The cars upon said rail- 
way shall be propelled by electric over- 
head contact wires, which, together with 
the necessary feed wires, shall be sus- 
pended from poles set within the curb 
limits of the street on either side thereof, 
or from bracket poles placed in the center 
of the street, and so adjusted as to 
obstruct the public use of the street or 
sidewalks as little as possible. Said 
wires shall be suspended not less than 
eighteen and one-half feet above the rails 
and the said poles and supports shall 
be placed on an average of not less than 
one hundred and fifteen feet (115 ft.) 
apart, except at the intersection of 



streets and avenues or the crossings of 
railroad tracks, when the said distance 
will place the poles or supports on in- 
tersecting streets or avenues, or at con- 
venient distances for such crossings. And 
in the event that some less objectionable 
and practicable method for furnishing 
electricity or other motive power for the 
operation of said road be discovered, 
said railroad company, its successors or 
assigns, shall have the right or may be 
required by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago to adopt such less objection- 
able or practicable method of fur- 
nishing its motive power in place of or 
in connection with the use of said elec- 
trical overhead contact wires when the 
same is approved by the Mayor and Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

The said company shall have the right 
to connect the wires herein authorized 
with the wires on other of its lines, and 
also with the generators and power sta- 
tion which it may be convenient to use 
in connection therewith, and from time 
to time to alter and change such con- 
nections. 

It is further expressly provided that 
the company shall take such precautions 
to .prevent injury from electrolysis as 
the City Council may from time to time 
direct. 

Section 7. The cars or carriages to 
be used on said railway shall be used 
for no other purpose than the carrying 
of passengers and their ordinary bag- 
gage, and the said cars shall be entitled 
to the track, and in all cases where any 
team or vehicle shall meet or be over- 
taken by a car upon said railway such 
team or vehicle shall give way to said 
car. 



. The cars upon the railway hereby au- 
thorized shall be provided during the 
months of November to March, inclusive, 
of each year, with a heating apparatus 
to. be selected by said company, which 
shall be reasonably effective in heating 
said cars, and said apparatus shall be 



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operated at such times during said 
months as the weather shall require, and 
on all cars both day and night. 

Section 8. The rate of fare shall not 
exceed five cents for one continuous trip 
from one point on the line of said rail- 
way company to another, and transfers 
shall be furnished free of charge to pas- 
sengers who have paid fare at the in- 
tersection of all divisions of said rail- 
way lines; provided that policemen, and 
firemen in the employ of the City of 
Chicago in uniform shall ride free. 

Section 9. The said railway company 
or its successors or assigns, shall do no 
permanent injury to said streets, side- 
walks, alleys or avenues, or interfere 
with any water pipe, sewer or gas pipe, 
now or hereafter laid by the City of Chi- 
cago, and in the construction of said 
lino of railway, shall restore the streets, 
pavements, sidewalks and ground or 
water pipes, sewer or gas pipe, to a 
condition equally as good as before the 
laying of the said railroad, at its own 
cost and expense, and if it, or its suc- 
cessors or assigns, as the case may be, 
shall fail or refuse so to do, the same 
may be done by the City of Chicago 
and said company shall be liable for the 
cost thereof. 

Section 10. Nothing herein contained 
shall impair or abridge the right of the 
City to dig up or open said streets or 
avenues or any portion thereof, and tem- 
porarily remove said tracks and road 
bed for the purpose of laying sewers or 
water pipes or making any similar im- 
provements or repairing the same. 

Section 11. The said street railway 
company, its successors or assigns, shall 
defend and save harmless the City of 
Chicago of and from all damages, judg- 
ments, decrees and costs connected there- 
with, that may be rendered against said 
City by reason of the granting of the 
rights and privileges herein granted to 
it, or which may in any manner accrue 



or arise or grow out of its exercise of 
the rights and privileges hereby granted. 
Section 12. Said street railway com- 
pany shall be liable for and pay into 
the Treasury of the City of Chi- 
cago, for the use of said City, 
the sum of fifty ($50) dollars and 
no more, as an annual license fee for 
each and every car used by said com- 
pany. In computing the number of cars 
upon which license charge may be im- 
posed, thirteen round trips, when more 
than one car is used in the transporta- 
tion of passengers, shall be taken as 
equivalent to one day's use of one car. 
One-thirteentn of such round trips dur- 
ing each quarter shall be divided by the 
number of days in such quarter, and 
the quotient shall be the number of cars 
subject to such license fee. 

The president or other officers of said 
company shall, under oath, make re- 
ports quarter-yearly to the Comptroller 
of the City of Chicago, of the whole 
number of cars run by it, and at the 
same time pay to said Comptroller twelve 
dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) for each 
car, to be ascertained as above pre- 
scribed in this section. The first quar- 
ter shall begin on the first day upon 
which said company shall run a car or 
cars for the carriage of passengers. 

Section 13. The said Calumet Elec- 
tric Street Railway Company shall with- 
in thirty (30) days from the passage of 
this ordinance, accept in writing the 
terms and conditions of this ordinance 
in relation to the track authorized to 
be constructed by the first section here- 
of, and shall within the said period of 
thirty (30) days from the passage of 
this ordinance execute and file with the 
City Clerk, its bond with satisfactory 
sureties, approved by the Mayor of the 
City of Chicago, in the penal sum of 
Ten Thousand ($10,000) dollars, condi- 
tioned upon the compliance by the said 
company, its successors and assigns, with 
the terms, conditions and provisions of 



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this ordinance hereinbefore set forth. 

Unless such written acceptance and 
such bond shall be filed within thirty 
(30) days from the passage of this or- 
dinance, all the rights and privileges 
granted by Section One (1) hereof shall 
absolutely cease and determine and be 
null and void. 

Section 14. This ordinance shall take 
effect when said company shall file its 
acceptance and bond, in accordance with 
the preceding section hereof. 



MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP. 

The Special Committee on Municipal Own- 
ership having under consideration the ques- 
tion of municipal ownership submitted a 
report reeommending tho adoption of certain 
matters. 

Aid. Finn moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published and made a special 
order for the next regular meeting at 8:30 
P. M. 

The motion prevailed. 

POINT Or ORDER. 

Aid. Mclnerney rose to a. point of order, 
his point of order being that Aid. Finn's fore- 
going motion was out of order, inasmuch as 
the charter motion was simply to defer and 
publish a committee report, and no further 
action could be taken on a committee report 
until the same was deferred and published. 

The Chair decided the point of order not 
well taken, inasmuch as there was no objec- 
tion to Aid. Finn's motion to make the re- 
port a special order and the motion had been 
adopted unanimously. 

After debate, Aid. Foreman moved to re- 
consider the vote by which the report was 
«et down as a special order. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Finn served notice that he would call 
up the report on next Monday evening. 

The following is the report: 

To the Mayor and the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

The undersigned, appointed by His Honor, 



the Mayor, a Committee to aid in securing 
municipal ownership legislation in the inter- 
ests of Chicago, pursuant to an order of the 
Council dated April 21st, 1902, namely: 

"Whereas, The people of Chicago at the 
election held on April 1st by an overwhelming 
vote declared for the following propositions: 

"1. The municipal ownership of street 
railways. 

"2. The municipal ownership of gas and 
electric lighting plants. 

"3. The nomination Of candidates for pub- 
lic office by direct vote of the people; and, 

'•Whereas, Enabling legislation from 
Springfield is necessary in order to carry out 
this mandate of the people; therefore be it 

"Resolved, That His Honor, the Mayor, ap- 
point a Special Committee of five Aldermen 
and five citizens to take steps to present the 
necessary bills to the Legislature, and to do 
everything possible to carry out the will of 
the people so decisively expressed at the re- 
cent election," beg leave to submit the fol- 
lowing report : 

Pursuant to the scope of the order of ap- 
pointment, your committee, just previous to 
the fall election, for the purpose of advanc- 
ing the cause of municipal ownership of street 
railway systems and gas and eleetric light 
plants, addressed a written communication to 
all candidates for the Legislature from Cook 
County, of all the leading parties, asking 
them to pledge themselves to vote and work 
for legislation which would enable cities and 
villages in the State of Illinois to own their 
street railway systems and electric light and 
gas plants. A large number of favorable 
answers were received and the following 
named members of the Legislature are among 
those who at that time gave written pledges 
to your committee that they would favor such 
municipal ownership legislation: . 

George W. Dixon, Senator. 
Edward H. Morris, Representative. 
Francis E. Donoghue, Representative. 
Michael E. Maher, Senator. 
Isaac Miller, Representative. 
Francis W.Parker, Senator. 
A. Norden, Representative. 
M. L. McKinley, Representative. 
George Struckman, Representative. 
Edward J. Rainey, Senator. 
A. J. Cermack, Representative. 
John E. Doyle, Representative. 



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Henry V. Meetern, Representative, 
Cyril R. Jandus, Senator. 
Peter Knolla, Representative. 
Clarence S. Darrow, Representative. 
Richard E. Burke, Representative. 
William W. Weare, Representative. 
J. J. MGMannam, Representative. 
John S. Clark, Representative. 
B. F. Clettenberg, Representative. 
Carl Mueller, Senator. 
Henry C. Beitler, Representative. 
Joseph Medill Patterson, Representative. 
John C. Werdell, Representative. 

Your committee has also collated volumin- 
ous statistics with reference t© the efficiency 
and economy of plants owned and operated 
by public municipalities within recent years, 
and embodied the substance of the same in 
an address to the voters of the City of Chi- 
cago ©n the eve of the recent election. This 
address was widely circulated in the press, 
and was, your committee believes, one of 
great educational value to the voters of the 
city and contributed to the success of munic- 
ipal ownership candidates for the legislature. 

An investigation into the conditions pre- 
vailing in the greatest and most progressive 
cities of the civilized world demonstrates that 
Chicago, in common with a great number of 
other American cities, is ten years behind the 
march of events; that instead of being in the 
vanguard of municipal progress, she occupies 
an ambulance i"n the rear. 

Chicago has leased certain rights of occu- 
pancy in her streets during the last twenty 
years to street railway corporations, upon 
terms that have enabled the lessees to capi- 
talize the lease at approximately seventy mil- 
lions of dollars over and above the expense of 
their equipment, without substantial recom- 
pense. 

Chicago has leased certain other rights of 
occupancy in her streets to gas companies, 
which have been capitalized at about fifty 
millions of dollars over the cost of equip- 
ment, without substantial recompense. 

Chicago has similarly leased other rights of 
occupancy in her streets to electric light com- 
panies, telephone companies and elevated 
road companies, all of which have been capi- 
talized largely in excess of the actual cost of 
equipment, and substantially without recom- 
pense to the city. 

The public demands, as is shown by the re- 



cent overwhelming vote in favor of municipal 
ownership, that this wasteful, wanton prodi- 
gality of public resourees shall cease. 

Among civilized nations the United States 
occupies the first place in the prosecution of 
great commercial enterprises based upon pri- 
vate capital, and the last place in the prose- 
cution of enterprises based upon public 
wealth. 

American capital praatically controls the 
steel production, the oil and the agricultural 
implement output of the world, but the 
American nation and its great cities are the 
last nation and the last cities to take up and 
carry on enterprises which the intelligence of 
the civilized world has declared to be matters 
of purely public concern, and have been the 
last to recognize that justice to the public de- 
mands that some enterprises must be carried 
on by the State and its municipalities alone. 

Every civilized country on earth, except 
Bolivia, Cuba, Cyprus, Hawaii, Honduras 
and the United States of America, owns it 5 
own telegraph system. 

In France, Austro-Hungary, Switzerland,. 
Denmark and Luxemburg the telephone sys- 
tems are operated by the State or municipali- 
ties in the State. 

In Prussia, Saxony, Belgium and Switzer- 
land the State owns some or all of the rail- 
roads and by virtue of existing laws in 
Austro-Hungary, Holland, Norway and 
France, the State will own the railroads with- 
in a few years. Yet in the United States the 
public owns neither railroads, telegraphs nor 
telephones. 

A nation, like individuals, has its youth- 
ful follies. Fifty years ago, Chicago 
was comparatively a village and many of 
our great populous Western States were un- 
born. Upon the broad prairies of the Mis- 
sissippi Valley there were few men and but* 
few dollars. The legislators of fifty years 
ago were anxious to develop the country. 
Public wealth, excepting in the dim future, 
as the result of development did not exist. 
Private capital was scarce and could be found 
only in a few Eastern cities or Europe. To 
attract this searce commodity westward, our 
legislators of fifty years ago passed laws 
and granted franchises which, judged by the 
conditions to-day, were framed without re- 
gard to public interest. These laws and 
franchises have either been renewed before 



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the people awoke to their value, or they are 
now expiring. 

Not so in Europe. That continent was 
then, as now, thickly populated. Capital 
was plenty. The value of every franchise 
was known and appreciated. When the new 
discoveries shortening time and expense in 
the transmission of men, merchandise, light, 
power and language became known, short 
franchises, carefully guarded, were given to 
private capitalists, and upon the expiration 
of these short franchises the people or rulers 
of their countries carefully considered the 
advisability of renewing the same or con- 
ducting these affairs by the public for the 
public. 

As the result of this consideration by the in- 
telligence of these old world communities it 
has been ascertained that the manage- 
ment of all enterprises involving the 
transmission of men, merchandise, light, 
lagnuage, and even power and heat, 
must be entrusted to the State, or 
its municipalities, if the pockets, comfort and 
convenience of the public are to be protected. 
Most of these franchises granted to private 
capitalists in- Europe have expired within 
recent years. 

A careful consideration of what action has 
been taken by the States and municipalities 
in Europe and Australia, upon the exp ration 
of these franchises or charters, will satisfy 
the student of political economy that the in- 
telligence of Europe and Australia is con- 
vinced that all public utilities must, be 
conducted by the public in the best interests 
of the public. 

In relation to steam railroads nine-tenths 
of all the railroads in Prussia are owned by 
the State, and recently it was announced that 
that State is about to acquire five more rail- 
roads; Saxony owns all of its railroads; 
Belgium tried both private and public owner- 
ship, with the result that in 1870 the govern- 
ment decided to buy out most of the private 
lines. On a referendum vote, after a thorough 
discussion, Switzerland voted to buy out its 
railroads. In Austro-Hungary, Holland, Nor- 
way and other European countries, the 
movement is from private railroads to a State 
system, gradually enlarging its scope and 
absorbing the private lines. In France the 
reversion of the private railroads is in the 
State and they will become public property 
when their franchises expire. In Australia ) 



nearly all of the steam railroads belong to 
the government. 

Every civilized country on earth, with the 
few exceptions hereinbefore noted, owns its 
own telegraph system. 

In the United States the Western Union 
and Postal Telegraph Companies, that have 
practically for years had a monopoly of the 
telegraph business, charge from two to seven 
cents per word transmitted upon their wires. 
The cost of transmitting a word over the tele- 
graph wires in Great Britain is 1 cent a 
word; in France the same; in Germany \% 
cents; in Belgium 2-5 of a cent; in Switzer- 
land % a cent, and in Austria 1 cent. In 
other words, the cost of transmitting a word 
over the wire in he United is, ®n an average, 
from two to five times more than it is in any 
of these highly civilized countries. 

In Switzerland nearly, if not all, of the 
telephone systems are owned by the munici- 
palities. Many of the municipalities of Nor- 
way and Sweden own their own telephone 
systems. In- the Duchy ©f Luxemburg the 
telephone systems are owned either by the 
municipalities or by the state itself. In Hol- 
land the telephone business was in private 
hands until 1899, when the government took 
possession and reduced rates. Austria began 
with private exchanges and afterwards 
adopted public ownership. Denmark in 1898 
secured control of the telephone business, 
and in England there is a decided movement 
from private to public ownership of telephone 
systems. 

The Bell telephone monopoly in the United 
States charges from $24 t© 175 a year in small 
places for services worth from $6 to $25 per 
annum, and in large cities from $90 to $240 
per annum for services worth from $30 to $100. 
Telephone charges in the United States are 
three times the government tariff in England, 
and more than three times the charges per- 
mitted by the government in France. ' 

The principle of municipal ownership has 
been established, even in American cities. 
The bills we submit will help extend that 
principle in the municipalization of other 
utilities, besides water, libraries, parks, and 
the usual public services now performed by 
American city governments. 

The "Municipal Year Book" published in 
New York, shows that the following utili- 



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ties are now successfully owned and operated 
by the cities named: 

New York — Waterworks, sewers, parks 
and playgrounds, public baths, school gymna- 
siums, cemeteries, markets, fire and police 
alarm telegraph, docks, ferries. 

Chicago — Waterworks, sewers, electric 
lights (street lighting only), parks, play- 
grounds, public baths, fire and police alarm 
telegraph. 

Philadelphia — Waterworks, sewers, gas 
works (partly) parks and playgrounds, pub- 
lic baths, docks, wharves, fire and police 
alarm telegraph, underground conduit system. 

The following is from the same publication : 

"The statistics of American cities, care- 
fuliy compiled in this publication, show con- 
clusively that the principle of municipal 
ownership has been long since admitted in 
this country. It is merely in its applica- 
tion that American cities laer behind those of 
Great Britain. 

"For instance, while in the English cities 
there is a general trend toward the municipali- 
zation of electric lighting, street railways, gas 
works and telephones, the utilities con- 
trolled by American cities have been mainly 
confined to water works, sewers, parks, 
libraries, schools, police and fire alarm tel- 
egraphs. 

"A summary of municipal utilities in over 
1,500 cities in the United States is as fol- 
lows • 

"Taking a general view of the whole country, 
it appears that (exeluding cities which do 
not have the services named) nearly every 
municipality owns its own sewerage system, 
over half their own public water supply, one- 
eighth or more own electric lighting plants 
(many of these, however, having no com- 
mercial service). 

"Very few places own gas works, only one 
city owns and operates a street railway 
(Grand Junction, Col.) and not a single mu- 
nicipal telephone exchange is reported. 
There are, however, some municipal tele- 
phone fire alarm systems. Of the less com- 
mon municipal services, a few cities own 
ferries, and a few others own conduits for 
underground wires, but none own commer- 
cial central heating stations." 

Wherever city charters are being revised, 



it is common now to incorporate in such 
charters municipal ownership provisions. 

The new charter of San Francisco, adopted 
by popular vote two or three years ago, de- 
clares it "To be the purpose and intention of 
the people" that the public utilities of San 
FrancisGO "shall be gradually acquired and 
ultimately owned by the city." In accordance 
with this declaration of purpose, full power 
is given the city to acquire, own and manage 
the public utilities. 

The Greater New York charter recognized 
the principle of municipal ownership by mak- 
ing full provision for it at the expiration of 
grants hereafter made. 

The new Baltimore charter follows the 
Greater New York charter in this respect. 

Recent federal government legislation also 
recognizes this same municipal ownership 
principle. The government act for Porto 
Rico, for example, stipulates that all grants 
to public service corporations shall provide, 
among other things, "For the purchase or 
taking by the public authorities of their prop- 
erty at a fair and reasonable valuation." 

Municipal ownership enabling acts, such 
as Chicago wants this winter, will have dis- 
tinct effects, which we w ; ll briefly discuss. 

They will tend to purify the administration 
of city government; confirm and strengthen 
and materially extend the civil service policy; 
give the city authorities their one supreme 
safeguard from further forced submission to 
private franchise corporations. 

Enemies of municipal ownership tell us 
that if Chicago should undertake to own and 
operate its public utilities, the result would 
be greater political corruption and patronage 
abuses. The opposite would be the case. The 
uniform experience of every city that has 
adopted public ownership is that such adop- 
tion is immediately followed by greater purity 
in city government. Of course, this means 
an efficient civil service law. The effect of 
municipal ownership is to broaden and 
strengthen civil service. 

Our City Electrician, Mr. Ellicott, tells us 
that since Chicago began lighting a portion 
of the streets and public buildings with its 
own electric lighting plant there has never 
been any friction or interference by poli- 
ticians. Employes of the city's ighting de- 
partment are hired on merit only, work less 
hours and receive better pay than similar em- 



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ployes d© when working for private lighting- 
companies. 

Politicians today can more easily procure 
appointments for their friends on the street 
railway lines and in the gas works than they 
can in the water office or the city electric 
light plant. 

Municipal ownership enabling acts will be 
of supreme value to Chicago, whether or not 
they result in immediate action by the city 
under their provisions. The history of former 
Illinois Legislatures is that public service 
corporations, coining millions of revenue from 
their watered capitalizations of Chicago's 
franchises, have successfully nullified every 
attempt by honest legislators from this city 
to curb their power. We have only to recall 
the Allen bill, the Humphrey bills, the gas 
frontage and consolidation acts to realize that 
the public service corporations have used the 
State Legislature as a mere convenience for 
perpetuating their rule in Chicago. 

We are told that it may take some years to 
practically realize the advantages of munic- 
ipal ownership in this city,- Every great 
public reform must have a beginning, and the 
first step, according to the law and constitu- ' 
tion, towards Chicago's realization of munic- 
ipal ownership is to secure enabling acts at 
the coming Assembly. 

With the passage of such ■■ nabling acts the 
power of the public service corporations will 
be immediately curtailed. With such acts in 
its possession the city government will be in 
a position to deal with the traction and light- 
ing corporations equitably and reasonably. 
These corporations have never been in danger, 
their pleas to the contrary notwithstanding* 
of having any of their true vested rights con- 
fiscated under any scheme of municipal 
ownership. 

Fortified by public ownership enabling acts, 
the city will for the first time be in a position 
to meet these corporations on a business basis. 
The gradual elimination of private franchises 
under a comprehensive policy of public own- 
ership may possibly require temporary 
agreements with the corporations already 
controlling public utilities, before the city is 
in a position to launch out as the owner and 
operator of traction and lighting plants. But 
the mere fact of being legalized by the Gen- 
eral Assembly to own and operate public util- 
ities will enable Chicago to demand from all 
existing public service corporations better 
terms of compensation, and better service to 



the public, for the remaining time that they 
may be in the field. 

Further, the possession of such enabling 
acts will prevent the necessity of any further 
franchises to privately owned corporations 
for long terms It will be a judgment of 
ouster to such corporations; not immediate, 
perhaps, but inexorably certain as the condi- 
tions adjust themselves. It will end forever the 
ballooning of traction and gas trust stock 
and bonds at the expense of Chicago's public. 
It will not alienate the rights of these corpo- 
rations to recover the full value of their 
plants, but it will ignore the millions of 
watered and fictitious stock values that have 
been injected into their capitalizations at the 
public expense. 

Nothing will do more to put the public ser- 
vice corporations of our great cities on their 
good behavior, so long as they shall be al- 
lowed to remain in the field, than the passage 
by the State Legislature of laws authorizing 
cities to own and manage their own public 
utilities. There is nothing these corporations 
fear so much as the possibility of municipal 
ownership. With municipal ownership con- 
fronting them as the alternative, they are 
usually ready to come to reasonable terms. 
With municipal ownership out of the ques- 
tion—a legal or practical impossibility— these 
corporations are insolent and overbearing in 
the extreme in their dealings with the public. 
The value of this reserve power of ownership 
in forcing better terms was well illustrated 
in the case of the federal government and the 
armor plate contracts. Contracts were about 
to be let for armor plate at 1545 a ton, a price 
which was deemed excessive. The Senate, 
however, forced a modification of the pend- 
ing bill, authorizing the Secretary of the 
Navy to establish an armor-making plant in 
case he should not secure reasonable terms. 
The result was that the price of armor plate 
to the government was reduced about $100 a 
ton. 

Private corporations have been granted the 
privilege of rendering a public service. They 
end by attempting to take control of the 
very governments they were created to serve. 
They now deny to these governments the 
right to render themselves services that are 
by their nature public services. This corpor- 
ation control of municipal governments has 
developed most outrageous scandals, St. Louis 
and Philadelphia furnishing the most recent 
examples. Only lately Chicago itself has had 



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the spectacle of jury-bribing to influence ver- 
dicts in favor of public service corporations. 
Without question the greatest corrupting 
influence in American city life today are the 
private corporations engaged in carrying on 
public business under franchise grants. The 
strongest argument for municipal ownership, 
therefore, ,& the moral and governmental 
argument. The bad government conditions 
in American cities, instead of being a reason 
for postponing municipal ownership, are 
really the strongest reason for hastening it. 
The greatest cause of the misgovern ment, the 
franchise-seeking corporation, must be re- 
moved as the means of improving govern- 
ment and raising the moral tone of our polit- 
ical life. The street railway and lighting 
companies of Chicago have been and are a 
specially harmful influence upon the moral 
and political life of the community, while at 
the same time exacting enormous profits for 
miserably poor service. 

Municipal ownership will give the people 
of Chieago cheaper and better street car ser- 
vice, cheaper gas and electric lighting. 

Acts giving the City of Chicago the simple 
power to furnish transportation and lighting, 
as it now furnishes water, to the citizens 
would have the certain effect of reducing the 
cost of these necessities to the individual and 
the householder. Besides reducing the cost, 
it will improve both services. 

In Great Britain, where public ownership 
is at its best because civil service is also at its 
best, every city that has undertaken the own- 
ership and operation of gas plants is now 
furnishing the best quality of gas at an aver- 
age of between 50 and 60 cents per 1,000 feet. 
Under private ownership of ga6 plants, the 
average cost to consumers was from $1.00 to 
$1.25 per 1,000 feet. These figures are taken 
from parliamentary reports, and are official. 
The municipalization of street railways in 
the cities of Great Britain I as uniformly re- 
duced the eost of transportation to an aver- 
age one penny fare (two cents). The graded 
fare is universal in Great Britain, and in 
some cities like Glasgow, short rides only 
cost a half-penny (one cent). Long rides, 
on a graded scale, run up to three pence (six 
cents) which is about the maximum. But 
the great standard average fare for ordinary 
rides is two cents. The cit> of Liverpool is 
about to adopt the two-cent fare on all its 
lines, regardless of distance. 
The quality of tramway service, under pub- 



lic ownership, has been vastly improved in 
those old world cities that have municipalized 
their utilities. There is no overcrowding, 
the frequency of their schedule is adequate, 
and the public comfort and convenience is at 
all times the supreme object of the manage- 
ment. Under these conditions, the traffic is 
vastly expanding. The reports from indi- 
vidual cities in Great Britain show that under 
public ownership the growth of traffic, with 
reduced fares and better service, is incom- 
parably greater than under private owner- 
ship. 

Although it is less than len years since 
British cities began to municipalize their 
street railways, the official records show that 
the plants are highly profitable under munic- 
ipal operation, even with reduced fares and 
more liberal expenditures for the public 
comfort, It is the uniform policy in 
these old world cities to provide sink- 
ing funds for the gradual extinction 
of the capital debts necessary to acquire 
traction and lighting plants, and after thus 
providing for interest charges and sinking 
funds to utilize the balance of net profits in 
further extensions and improvements. 

Municipal ownership will mean the re- 
generation of the entire street railway and 
lighting policy of the City of Chicago, on co- 
operative publie lines. It will stop the pay- 
ment of exorbitant dividends to private 
stockholders, and apply the profits of such 
utilities to the public benefit. 

A recent parliamentary report shows that 
in 1875 the capital invested in municipal 
undertakings in GreatBritain was$465,000,000, 
while in 1900 there were * 1, 500,000,000 in- 
vested. The same report shows that there 
are now in Great Britain 931 municipalities 
owning water works; 99 owning the street 
railroads or tramways; 240 owning gas works 
and 181 supplying electricity. Most of these 
are in England and it is estimated that one- 
half of the gas users in England use muni- 
cipal gas. 

Municipal ownership and operation of 
street railways are now practically in force in 
the greatest municipalities of England and 
Scotland, including the following cities: 
Glasgow, Liverpool, Southampton, Notting- 
ham, Hull, Hartford, Dover, Blackpool, 
Aberdeen, Bradford, Sheffield. Leeds, Ply- 
mouth, Huddersfield, Blackburn and Hali- 
fax, which cities have populations of from 
100,030 nearly to 1,000,000. In Milan, Italy, 



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a city of half a million, the city owns its 
tracks and road-bed, and has a joint interest 
with a private corporation in the net receipts 
of the company. Toronto (Canada) owns 
its entire street railway system and leases to 
an operating company. 

In SaxoDy every gas plant is owned by the 
public. In the year 1898, in Great Britain, 
48.8 per cent of all the gas consumers in the 
United Kingdom were served by public 
plants, and to-day probably 60 per cent are 

» being served by publicly owned companies. 
Great cities like Birmingham, Glasgow, Man- 

3 hester, Leicester and Nottingham own their 
own gas plants. . 

The growth of electric lighting in British 
cities is shown by the following approximate 
figures: 



NUMBER ©F ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANTS. 



1882. 
1884. 
1886. 



1890 

1892 
1895 

1898 



. 3 
. 11 
. 32 
. 61 
.192 
.220 
.400 



In the year 1897 over 45 per cent of the total 
consumption of electric light in Great Britain 
was furnished by publicly owned plants, and 
to-day probably 60 per cent is being furnished 
by public companies. 

Many cities in the United States, including 
Braintree, Mass. ; Swanton, Vt. ; Westfield, 
N. Y; Newark, Del.; Wyandotte, Mich.; 
Coldwater, Mien.; Peru, 111.; South Haven, 
Mich., and Chicago, 111., are operating their 
own municipal plants, and year by year the 
number of cities establishing publie electric 
lighting plants is ^constantly increasing in 
number. 

In 1893, the two chief gas companies of 
Chicago (since consolidated) in their own re- 
port to the New York Stock Exchange, ad- 
mitted that they were manufacturing gas at 
less than sixty cents per thousand, for which 
they were charging $1.00 per thousand. 

In England, where municipal ownership 
lias brought the private companies to terms, 
the cost of gas is, on an average, one-half of 
what it is in the United States. 

Private gas companies operating in Glas- 
gow, Scotland, before they were purchased 



by the municipality, charged consumers 11.15 
per thousand, and the municipal gas works 
now being operated by the City of Glasgow 
charges fifty-eight cents per thousand. 

The New York Senate investigating com- 
mittee developed tne fact that for years the 
gas companies of New York City reaped a 
steady profit of forty per cent per annum on- 
actual investment. 

The Legislative investigation of the Bay 
State Gas Company of Boston revealed a 
profit of nearly sixty per cent per annum on 
the actual investment. 

In Cleveland, the profits were found, upon 
investigation, to be o\er forty-four per cent 
per annum upon the actual investment. 

Private companies in England are now 
charging ninety cents per thousand, and 
publicly owned companies, after deducting 
interest and a sinking fund to pay for the 
cost of the plant, are selling equally as good 
gas from 52 to 60 cents per thousand. 

The following.is a comparison between the 
cost of commercial lighting sold by private 
and publicly owned electric light companies 
in the cities named ; 

PRIVATE. 

Per meter hour. 

Boston, Mass ;.. l cent. 

Brookline, Mass 1 " 

New York City, N. Y 1 " 

Philadelphia, Pa % " 

Detroit, Mich., per month, per lamp fl 00 

Kalamazoo, Mich., per kilowatt. 20 

Chicago, 111., per meter hour 1 cent. 

PUBLIC. 

Per meter Jiour^ 

Braintree, Mass 3^ cent. 

Swanton, Vt % " 

Westfield, N. Y % " 

Wyandotte, Mich, (near Detroit) 

Newark, Del. . . near ^ " 

per lamp 16^ cents. 

Coldwater, Mich., (near Kalama- 
zoo) per kilowatt 5 " 

Peru, 111., per meter hour % cent. 

A careful investigation has proved that the 
charges of private water works companies in 
the United States are on an average 43 per 
cent higher than those made by public com- 
panies. 

In Indiana the charges made by private 
companies were found to be double those of 



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public companies. Only nine of fifty of the 
largest cities in the United States are sup- 
plied with water from private companies. 
Only two of these companies hare made re- 
ports of their earnings that are accessible to 
the public, and the only two whose reports 
are published show that they have earned 
from 20 to 40 per cent per annum on their 
capital stock. 

In Glasgow, Scotland, the cost of water 
furnished by the city is based upon the rental 
paid by the tenant, or the rental value of the 
building occupied by the owner, and the city 
furnishes to every house whose rental value 
is $25 per month, water for the extraordi- 
narily low cost of fifty cents per month, or 
$6.00 per year. In view of the fact that the 
rents in Glasgow are probably one-half of 
what they would be in Chicago for like prop- 
erty, the cheapness of this water can well be 
appreciated. 

The fourteenth annual report of the United 
States Commissioner of Labor (1899) is de- 
voted to an investigation and comparison of 
water, gas and electric light plants in this 
country, public and private. The following 
is an interesting quotation from the intro- 
ductory summary, page 7: 

"It is shown that gas can be produced by 
the larger works when corporations and mu- 
nicipal establishments are under the most 
favorable conditions and have the best man- 
agement, at a very low figure, even as low as 20 



Munic- 
ipal. 

1,787 

14 

460 



cents per 1,000 cubic feet, not including de- 
preciation, interest, taxes and leakage ; and 
including these for from 40 to 45 cents per 
1,000 cubic feet." 

Page 12 of that report shows the number 
of plants in this country as follows: 
Pri- 
vate. 

Water works 1,539 

Gasworks 551 

Electric light plants 2,572 

This report shows that wages in public . 
plants are almost always higher than in 
private plants. Cost of production in public 
plants compares very favorably with private 
plants, while prices charged to consumers by 
publie plants are almost without exception 
considerably less than prices charged by 
private plants. 
Such experience as Chicago has had with 
\ municipal ownership is certainly more satis- 
factory than the experience with private 
management of public service industries. 
The water works under the management of 
the City of Chicago is a success. It supplies 
water cheaply, and at the same time is a 
source of profit to the city. 

A recent report by Haskins & Sells on 
municipal lighting in Chicago shows that the 
cost per lamp to the city from 1888 to 1900, 
inclusive, in comparison with what the same 
lamps would have cost if rented from a private 
company, is as follows: 



COST OF OPBRATION PER LAMP, 1888 TO 1900, INCLUSIVE. 



Year. 



18S8 
1889 
1890 
1891 
1892 
1893 
1894 
1S95 
1896 
1897 

1898 



1899 
1900 



Number 

of 
Lamps. 



192 

297 

900 

993 

1,102 

1,113 

1,109 

1,116 

1,254 

1,438 

272 

1,438 

1,297 
1,596 

2,136 
1,731 



Actual 
Cost. 



Estimated Water, 

Insurance,Taxes, 

Depreciation 

and 

Interest. 



$ 84 SO 

129 62 

74 81 

131 52 

102 53 
101 73 

103 29 
103 27 

90 53 
78 81 

62 60 



54 44 
62 09 



$ 79 89 

136 82 

77 12 

84 98 

77 23 
75 45 

78 19 

85 75 
71 85 
59 30 

61 21 



43 42 
37 79 



Total. 



$164 69 
266 44 
155 93 
21b 50 
179 76 
177 18 
181 48 
189 02 
163 28 
138 11 

123 81 



97 86 



98 SS 



Cost 

if 

Rented. 



$200 00 
185 00 
175 00 
175 00 
175 00 
156 25 
137 50 
137 60 
137 50 
137 50 

j 105 00 
| 137 50 

| 105 00 
\ 137 50 

( 105 00 
1 137 50 



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The figures show that in some of the earlier 
years the pnblic plant did not produce light 
as cheaply as it could have been rented, but 
in later years, especially during the adminis- 
tration of Mr. Ellicott, tnere has been a very 
rrfarked saving over what light could have 
been secured for from a private company, 
and that in spite of the faet that since the 
establishment of the public lighting system 
the price of purchased light has been reduced 
nearly 50 per cent. That reduction in the 
price of light furnished for public purposes 
by the private corporations must be counted 
as one of the gains of the public lighting sys- 
tem. For during the thirteen years eovered 
by the report, electric light for public pur- 
poses is the only commodity sold by a Chi- 
cago public service corporation that has gone 
down in price. Street car fares and telephone 
charges have risen. Telephone rates for first- 
class service have advanced from $125 to $175 
a year. Beeause of the competition of the 
public lighting plant, the private company 
furnishes light to the city cheaper than it 
does to private consumers. If the city plant 
could sell light to private citizens, as it 
ought to be permitted to do by law, the cost 
could be still further reduced. The city elec- 
tric light plant gives its employes shorter 
hours and pays them higher wages than the 
private lighting company. 

The fares paid by the citizens of the United 
States to street car companies are fully 
double those paid to municipal street car 
companies in Europe, as will be seen by the 
following table : 



Town. 


Population. 


Average 
Fare. 


Milan 

Vienna 

Berlin 


500,000 
1,560,000 
1,800,000 

500,000 
4,000,000 

256,000 

840,000 


1.8 cents 
2.7 cents 
b. cents 
2.7 cents 
2.5 cents 
2.2 cents 
1.78 cents 


Budapest 


London 


Belfast 


Glasgow. . 





Street railway fares are one of the few 
common necessities of ordinary life, which 
have risen in value within the last thirty 
years in the United States. 

Twenty-five years ago, in Chicago, the horse 
car companies sold six tickets for a quarter; 
at that time newspapers were selling for five 
cents a copy. To-day newspapers are selling 
for one and two cents a copy and street car 
fares have risen to five cents a ride. 



That this fare is unreasonably high is shown 
by the foregoing comparison with the leading 
cities of Europe, and it is further conclusively 
proven by two facts that have recently taken 
place in this country. 

Recently a street car company asked for a 
franchise in Buffalo, N. Y., and offered to 
sell three tickets for ten cents, or to carry 
passengers for 3}£ cents each; and a com- 
pany in Cleveland, Ohio, has been fighting in 
the courts to sustain a franchise under which 
it contracted to carry passengers for a straight 
three cent fare ; and in the City of Chicago, 
at the present time, there is a street car line 
running south from Sixty-third street on 
Stony Island avenue, selling tickets for 2>£ 
cents per ride. 

About one-quarter of the total population 
of the City of Chicago lives within two miles 
of the eourt house, and considerably over 
three-quarters within five miles of the court 
houso. One-quarter of the population of the 
City of Chicago, therefore, in riding upon 
street cars pay five cents for a ride "not to 
exceed two miles, or two and one-half cents 
per mile; and two-thirds of the remaining 
three-quarters ride not to exceed five miles 
for five cents. None of these three-quarters 
of the population ever ride for less than one 
cent per mile. The remaining one-quarter 
living over five miles from the court house 
rarely patronize the surface cars of the city, 
because of the fact that they can reach their 
homes much more quickly, and without 
change of cars, upon the elevated roads. 
Probably not one-tenth of the one-quarter 
of the population of Chicago which lives over 
five miles from the court house patronize 
the surface roads in the daily course of their 
business. They travel either upon the steam 
cars or the elevated roads. 

Street car transportation in European 
cities, both for long and short rides, is there- 
fore much cheaper than in the City of Chi- 
cago, and Chicago is but a fair example of 
other American cities. 

Municipal ownership, control and oper- 
ation of municipal utilities, such as street 
cars, gas works, water works, electric 
light plants, telephones and telegraphs, is 
shown to be better for the publie than similar 
control by private corporations ; the owner- 
ship and management by municipalities of 
these utilities will obtain for the public bet- 
ter, cheaper and more reliable service. There 
have been no labor troubles, strikes or other 



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Influences in the municipalities which hate 
been managing these great utilities in Europe. 
Municipal management, under a strict and 
honest civil service system, gives the public 
cheap and satisfactory service, and gives the 
public servants engaged in operating the 
utilities satisfactory hours, adequate pay and 
considerate treatment. It has avoided strikes, 
has brought about an increase of wages for 
public employes, has shortened their hours of 
service, and has in every way proved bene- 
ficial to the public 

The economic benefits of municipal owner- 
ship include greater revenues for the city 
treasury. 

Aside from the question of individual bene- 
fits, such as reduced street railway fares, 
reduced cost of gas, and better service, the 
public ownership of traction and lighting 
plants will benefit the city treasury. Official 
reports show that municipalities may be 
money makers through the operation of trac- 
tion and lighting plants, besides ghing im- 
proved service to the citizens. 

Frank G. Carpenter, in the course of a 
recent investigation, found that five towns 
in England had turned into heir general 
tax funds 5250,000 last year as profits from the 
municipal operation of public utilities. The 
profits from traction and lighting plants in 
some old world cities are sufficient to enable 
the municipalities to enter into other business 
enterprises. Applying the theoretical condi- 
tions locally, municipal ownership in Chicago 
would enable the city to pavo its streets bet- 
ter, pay public employes better, and generally 
improve the city's financial condition without 
an increase in general taxation. 

In England many cities have been able, 
through profitable management of leading 
public utilities, to enter into the management 
of others with like profit. 

Some cities, like Glasgow, have a settled 
policy of not allowing the profits from the 
operation of municipal utilities to be applied 
to the lowering of the general rates, or taxes. 
It is true that if the rate payers of Glasgow 
had been allowed to share in the profits of 
the utilities, paid into a common fund, there 
would now be no taxes at all in that city. 
This statement is on the authority of Lord 
Provost Chisholm of Glasgow. It is because 
the profits of the municipal utilities are spe- 
cifically applied to the lessening of cost to 
patrons, the betterment ©f service, the pay- 



ment of fixed charges and the creation of a 
sinking fund to redeem the capital debt that 
general taxes in Glasgow are allowed to re- 
main as they are, less than the normal rate 
for British cities. # 

But Glasgow has done more for the individ- 
ual tax payer than to theoretically wipe out 
his entire taxes. It has so reduced the cost 
of transportation, water, eras and electric 
lighting, telephones, and other utilities, that 
the combined annual saving for each indi- 
vidual citizen amounts to more than his gross 
yearly taxes. These facts are official, and 
were obtained by actual investigation in the 
offices of the Glasgow corporation. 

As fast as profits accumulate from the 
operation of the Glasgow utilities, after per- 
fecting the service, reducing charges to pat- 
rons, and providing for fixed charges and 
sinking fund, the corporation usually extends 
the scope of its service to the public in some 
other direction. 

The Glasgow authorities have recently in- 
augurated a municipal telephone service. 
The rates charged for unlimited service are 
£5 5s (about $26) per year, which is ap- 
proximately one-half the rates hitherto paid 
in Glasgow to a private telephone corporation. 

Municipal ownership enabling acts will be 
the first step toward placing the city govern- 
ment of Chicago on the same plane as suc- 
cessful business enterprises under private 
ownership. It will be the first practical step 
toward the elimination of boodling and 
bossism, which are inseparable from private 
franchise grants, and toward enlisting the 
co-operation of every patriotic citizen in the 
public welfare. 

The first and most frequently quoted objec- 
tion is that the ownership and operation of 
these great public utilities by municipal cor- 
porations would foster and build up a 
political machine; that every employe and 
workman engaged in the operation of these 
great works would be employed by political 
leaders who for the time being had control of 
the city or other municipality. 

There would be considerable force in this 
o jection if the men who engaged in operating 
these great enterprises could be appointed 
and discharged by political "bosses" at will. 

The answer to this objection is that every 
municipality which undertakes the ownership 
and operation of these public utilities must, 



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for its own protection and for the protection 
of its citizens, inaugurate and enforce a strict 
civil service for the selection and appointment 
of its employes. Wherever municipal opera- 
tion is in force successfully— and that is 
almost everywhere that it has been adopted— 
the municipality has instituted a Givil service 
system which has made as a test of employ- 
ment efficiency, honesty and sobriety. 

The Water Office in Chicago and the Post 
Office of the United States have both been 
managed from their inception without strikes, 
lock-outs, or any disagreement between the 
government and municipality, respectively, 
on the one side, and their employes on the 
other. They have given efficient service and 
will continue to do so. 

A congressman who stands well with the 
railroads of this country can any day get 
positions far his friends upon the railroads, 
but it is almost impossible for him to get a 
friend into the Post Offiee; because the civil 
service adopted by the government of the 
United States has been so administered as to 
prevent the exercises of any favoritism. 

The civil service system in Chicago is now 
so well intrenched that it is beyond any 
danger from politicians, and if the City of 
Chicago were to-day to inaugurate a municipal 
system of gas works, telephones or street cars, 
they could be managed honestly, efficiently 
and to the satisfaction of the public. 

The only other objection that has been 
urged with any show of force against munic- 
ipal ownership is the want of funds. 

It has been contended by men who oppose 
the institution of municipal ownership, that 
it requires a large amount of money to estab- 
lish and carry on these undertakings, and 
that in most American cities like Chicago, 
there is a limit placed to the indebtedness 
which the municipality can assume, and that 
that limit has already been reached. 

It is undoubtedly true that in the case of 
Chicago and a great many other American 
cities there is a statutory limit to the indebted- 
ness which the corporation may obligate 
itself for and that that limit has already been 
reached. But it is not necessary for the city 
or municipality engaging in these enterprises 
to increase its general bonded indebtedness. 

It has been found in every city in Europe 
where these undertakings have been entered 
upon by the municipalities that 4f the cities 



speeielly pledge the receipts and income of 
these public enterprises for the payment of 
moneys necessary for heir construction and 
management, ample money could be raised 
from banks or other financial institutions and 
private capitalists, these being well satisfied 
to advance all the money necessary upon the 
faith of this specific pledge, and this alone, 
and that the municipality is not compelled to 
generally obligate itself for the payment of 
such moneys. The specific promise by a mu- 
nicipality to pay bonds or other obligations 
out of a specific fund, without making itself 
generally liable, does not contravene or vio- 
late the restrictions thrown around it by a 
legislature with reference to the incurring of 
bonded indebtedness. 

After a general review of the desirability of 
municipal ownership in Chicago, the over- 
whelming expression in its favor by a major- 
ity of the voters last spring, and under the 
specific instructions hereinbefore named,your 
committee held several conferences with the 
Corporation Counsel, the result of which was 
the drafting of bills, one of which is herewith 
submitted, which are designed to give Chi- 
cago the necessary enabling powers to own 
and operate public utilities. 

The first bill herewith submitted empowers 
the City of Chicago to own and operate street 
railways, either in subway conduits, on the 
street surfaces, or on overhead structures, 
and provides for the bond issues necessary to 
acquire or build such plants, pay fixed charges 
thereon, and gradually extinguish the capital 
debt. 

The second bill now under- consideration 
by your committee empowers the City of 
Chicago to own and operate gas and ele'ctrio 
lighting plants, to sell lighting privileges to 
private consumers, in addition to lighting 
public streets and buildings; provides for 
necessary bond issues to acquire or build 
such plants, to pay fixed charges thereon and 
gradually extinguish the capital debt. 

The third bill, also under consideration and 
to be later submitted, provides for direct 
nominations by the people, in accordance with 
the wishes of the voters at last spring elec- 
tion. This last mentioned bill will be sub- 
mitted by your committee without extended 
argument as to its desirability, as none seems 
to be necessary. 

Your committee recommends that tbe City 
Council take the necessary «tep to present 



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these bills at the coming session of the State 
Legislature, and in the name of the munici- 
pality to urge their passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Nicholas R. Finn, 

Chairman. 

Albert W. Beileuss. 
Ernst F. Herrmann. 
Winfjeld P. Dunn. 
Michael D. Dougherty. 
Hermann Lieb. 
A. M. Lawrence. 
D. L. Cruice. 
Edward O. Brown. 
Edward F. Dunne 



av act 
To ProTide for the Ownership and Operation 
by Cities of Street Railways. 
Section 1. Be it enacted by the people of the 
State of Illinois, represented in the General At- 
sembly: That every city of this State shall 
have the power to own, construct, acquire, 
purchase, lease, license, maintain and operate 
street railways, or to acquire and own the 
same without operating, upon, b«low or above 
the surface of its streets, alleys and other 
places within its corporate limits, and without 
its corporate limits in any area of contiguous 
territory within the limits of the county in 
which is situated, such city; provided, that 
the consent of the corporate authorities of 
such contiguous territory shall have first 
feeen obtained thereto. This act shall not 
take effect in any city unless the proposition 
to adopt the same shall first have been sub- 
mitted to the vote of the electors of such 
city, as hereinafter provided, and there shall 
have been cast in favor thereof a majority of 
the votes cast upon such proposition. 

Section 2. Any city desiring to avail itself 
of the provisions of this act shall first pass an 
ordinance directing that the proposition that 
such city shall adopt the provisions of this 
act and become entitled to the exercise of the 
powers hereby conferred be submitted to a 



vote of the electors of such city, designating 
the election, which may be any general, 
special or municipal election which is held in 
and for the entire city within not less than 
thirty (30) days from the date of the passage 
of the ordinance directing that such proposi- 
tion be submitted to vote. Whenever a peti- 
tion for the passage of such an ordinance 
shall have been filed with the City Clerk, 
signed by not less than 10 per cent of the 
legal voters of such city, it shall be the duty 
of the City Couneil to psss an ordinance call- 
ing such election at a regular meeting of the 
City Council not later than the fourth meet- 
ing subsequent to the filing of such petition. 
Notice of the submission of such proposition 
at such election shall be given by publishing 
a notice thereof, signed by the Mayor or City 
Clerk of suck city in one or more newspapers 
published in such city for at least five (5) 
times, the first publication to be at least 
twenty (20) days before the day of election. 
Such election shall be held under the election 
law in force in such city. The proposition 
so to be voted for shall be on a separate bal- 
lot, and shall be prepared and provided for 
that purpose in the same manner as other 
ballots, and shall be substantially in the fol- 
lowing form: 



• For adoption of the Act for 
: Municipal Ownership and 
: Operation of Street Rall- 
: . ways upon, below or 

• above the surface of the 
! streets, alleys, and other 
: places. 



YES : 



NO 



If a majority of the votes cast upon such 
proposition be in favor of such proposition, 
this Act shall thereby be adopted by such 
city, and the Judge of the County Court of 
the county in which such city is situated shall 
thereupon enter an order reciting an abstract 
of such result and declaring this Act in force 
in all parts of such city. 

Whenever after the adoption of this Act as 
aforesaid by any such city, a petition, signed 



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by not less than ten per cent of the legal 
voters of such city snail be filed in the office 
of the City Clerk, praying that such city take 
the necessary steps to own and operate, or to 
own or to operate, a street railway system or 
systems under the terms of this Act, it shall 
be the duty of the City Council to call an 
election in the manner prescribed in this 
Section, with respect to the adoption of this 
Act, at which election there shall be sub- 
mitted to rote the proposition for the 
ownership and operation, or the ownership 
or the operation, of a street railway 
system under the terms of this Act; such 
election shall be conducted in the same man- 
ner as the election at which is submitted to a 
vote the proposition for the adoption of this 
Act. Ii at such election there shall be cast 
for the proposition to own and operate or to 
own or to operate a street railway system 
under the terms of this Act, a majority of 
the votes cast upon such proposition, it shall 
thereupon be and become the duty of the 
corporate authorities of such city to take 
such measures as may be necessary to acquire, 
own and operate or to own or to operate a 
street railway system, under the terms of 
this Act. 



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Section 3. Any city owning and operating 
a street railway under the terms of this Act 
shall have the power to make all needful 
rules and regulations respecting the operation 
of the same, including the power to fix and 
prescribe rates and charges. 

In the exercise ot the powers, or any of 
them, granted in Section 1 of this Act, any 
city shall have power to take, hold and 
acquire any and all necessary property, 
rights, grants, privileges, franchises and real 
estate, either by purchase or by condemna- 
tion in the manner provided for the taking 
and condemning of private property for pub- 
lic use. 

In payment for any street railway, or part 
thereof, construeted or acquired under the 
authority granted by this act, or for any 



property used in connection therewith, any 
such city may issue certificates of indebted- 
ness or bonds, to be known as street railway 
certificates or bonds, limited in their payment 
solely to the street railway fund hereinafter 
provided for, which shall in no event be or 
become general obligations or liabilities of 
such city. Such certificates or bonds shall 
mature within a period net to exceed twenty 
(20) years; shall bear interest at a rate 
of not exceeding six (6* ) per cent per an- 
num, payable semi-annually, and shall only 
be issued at not less than par value in pay- 
ment for the construction ©r acquisition of 
street railways, or for the extension, enlarge- 
ment or improvement of the same, or to pro- 
vide a working capital to meet the expenses 
of maintenance or operation and in anticipa- 
tion of revenues. Whenever any sueh certifi- 
cates of indebtedness or bonds sha 1 be issued 
a sum of money shall be annually set aside 
out of the revenue of said street railway suf- 
ficient to pay the interest of said certificates 
of indebtedness or bonds as the same falls 
due, and also to pay and discharge the prin- 
cipal thereof upon its maturity. The money 
so set aside shall be held in a separate fund 
which fund shall be used solely for the 
purpose of payment of the interest and 
principal upon said certificates of indebted- 
ness or bonds, and shall be used for no other 
purpose whatever, except that from time to 
time such fund, or any part thereof, may be 
paid out in the purchase of any SUC h certifi- 
cates of indebtedness or bonds, for the pay- 
ment of the principal and interest on which 
such fund shall be held. 

The entire proceeds derived from the opera- 
tion of such street railways, or from the lease 
or rent thereof, or fr.m the lincensingof cars 
to run upon the same, shall be paid into a 
fund known as « The Street Railway Fund » 
Such fund shall be used for no purpose 
whatever, other than the necessary cost of 
maintenance and operating expenses of such 
street railways, for the construction or ac- 
quisition thereof, or for the extension, en- 



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largement, er improvement of the same, or 
in payment as hereinbefore provided of the 
street railway certificates or bonds issued 
hereunder, or the interest thereon. When 
there are no bonds or certificates of indebted- 
ness outstanding, payable out of the street 
railway fund, any surplus in sueh fund may 
be applied to any corporate purpose in sueh 
manner as the City Council may direct. 



Section 4. In order to secure in the most 
ample manner the payment of the street rail- 
way certificates or bonds, authorized as afore- 
iai'd,any such city may convey, by way of mort- 
gage or deed of trust, any or all street railway 
property belonging to such citv or to be 
acquired or constructed under authority in 
this Aet granted, which said mortgage or 
deed of trust shall be acknowledged and 
recorded in the same manner as mortgages 
of real property, and which mortgage e-r deed 
of trust may contain such provisions and 
conditions as are reasonably necessary to 
fully secure the payment of said street rail- 
way certificates or bonds. Such mortgage or 
deed of trust may provide that, in case of the 
foreclosure thereof, the purchaser at the sale 
under such foreclosure may acquire the fran- 
chise or right to maintain and opera e the 
street railways covered by the mortgage er 
deed of trust for a period not exceeding 
twenty (20) years from and after the date 
that said street railways may come into the 
possession of any person or corporation as 
the result of fereclosure proceedings. 

Section 5. Whenever, and as often as 
default shall be made in the payment of street 
railway bonds or certificates, issued as afore- 
said, or of the interest thereon, and such 
default shall continue for the space of twelve 
(12) months after notice of such default shall 
have been given the mayor and financial officer 
of the city issuing such bonds or certificates, 
it shall be lawful for such mortgagee or 
trustee to declare the whole of the principal 
and interest of such bonds er certificates at 
once due and payable, and proceed to fore- 



close the same in any court of competent 
jurisdiction, and in any degree to be rendered 
in such suit of foreclosure there shall be in- 
cluded a reasonable solicitor's fee for the 
complainant's solicitor, and upon any sale 
under such decree of foreclosure the person 
or corporation offering to pay the largest 
amount of money for such street railway, 
property and franchise shall become the 
purchaser thereof, and on paying over the 
amount offered shall be let into the owner- 
ship, use, occupation and enjoyment of said 
street railway property and franchise for a 
period not to exceed twenty (20) years as 
aforesaid. At any such sale the mortgagee 
may become the purchaser of the street rail- 
way property and franchise if he shall be 
the highest bidder therefor. Any street rail- 
ways acquired under foreclosure proceedings 
shall be subject to regulation by the corporate 
authorities to the same extent as if the right 
to construct, maintain or operate such rail- 
ways were acquired through the grant of a 
franchise direct, without the intervention of 
foreclosure proceedings. If the amount so 
effered and pa.d for such street railway prop- 
erty and franchise shall be more than 
enough to pay all outstanding street rail- 
way "bonds or certificates, with interest 
thereon, and the costs of foreclosure 
proceedings, the excess shall be paid 
into the street railway fund of said city, and 
may be applied in such manner as the City 
Council may direct. The holders ef street 
railway bonds or certificates secured by mort- 
gage as aforesaid shall have no right of action 
against the city issuing the same other than 
as* hereinbefore provided, unless there shall 
be moneys in the street railway fund out of 
which such bonds or certificates may be paid, 
the intent of this act being that the street 
railway bonds or certificates herein author- 
ized shall be payable only out of the street 
railway fund hereinbefore provided for, and 
that such bonds or certificates shall bo a lien 
only on such fund and on the street railway 
property and franchise that may be pledged 



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as security for their payment, and that such 
street railway bonds or certificates shall 
under no circumstances be or become general 
obligations or liabilities of the city. 

Section 6. No bends op certificates of in- 
debtedness authorized as aforesaid shall be 
issued by any city unless the ordinance of the 
City Council making provision for the issue 
of such bonds or certificates shall first have 
been submitted t© a vote of the electors of 
such city, substantially in the manner pro- 
vided for in Section 2 of this act, and shall 
have been approved by a majority of the 
voters of the city voting upon such ordi- 
nance. If a mortgage or deed of trust eover- 
ing the street railway property and a franchise 
grant of the right to operate street railways 
for a specified period of years in the event 
of foreclosure is to be given as security for 
the payment of the bends or certificates of 
indebtedness to be issued, the terms of such 
mortgage or deed of trust, together with the 
terms of the franchise grant to be included in 
said mortgage or deed of trust, shall be set 
forth in the ordinance. Before said ordinance 
shall be submitted to popular vote the city 
council of said city shall cause the same to be 
published in some newspaper of general cir- 
culation in said city in the same manner as is 
provided for publication in Section 2 of this 
act. 



' Section 7. The city council of any city 
acquiring, constructing or owning street rail- 
ways, shall have the power to license the 
running of cars thereon, and to lease the 
same or any part thereof, and to use and 
operate itself, or to lease any advertising or 
other privileges connected with said sy'stem 
on such terms and conditions as the city 
council shall deem for the best interests of 
the public, to any person, persons or company 
incorporated under the general laws of this 
State for the purpose of operating street 
railways. Such lease or license may be for 
any period not longer than twenty (20) years.. 
Every such lease shall provide that all *&• 



equipment of said railway shall be constructed 
and maintained in first class condition during 
the full term of said lease, and that all im- 
provements in equipment and motive power 
shall from time to time be installed as directed 
by the city council of the city, that in defuult 
thereof such lease shall terminate, and that 
at the expiration of such lease, by limitation 
of time or otherwise, all the property of said 
lessee used in operatin